Herbie Hancock is one of the most prolific jazz pianists of the 20th century. A child prodigy, he played with the greats such as Donald Byrd and Miles Davis. He was also one of the first artists to embrace and master the electric piano, but ultimately he always stayed true to the acoustic sound. During his extensive career, he bounced back and forth between his electronic and acoustic sound, touching upon almost every development in R&B, Funk and Jazz while retaining an original and distinctive voice.
Death Wish (1974) followed closely upon the success of Hancock’s 12th studio album Head Hunters (1973), and was the soundtrack to the infamous Charles Bronson-starring vengeance vehicle that preyed upon urban paranoia.
The understated orchestrations mirror the quiet, desperate brooding of the Bronson’s character; rarely had a leading role contained fewer words or more violence.
1. Death Wish (Main Title) (6:10)
2. Joanna’s Theme (4:44)
3. Do A Thing (2:13)
4. Paint Her Mouth (2:16)
5. Rich Country (3:44)
6. Medley: Suite Revenge (9:22) / Striking Back (2:00) / Riverside Park (2:00) / The Alley (1:22) / Last Stop (2:00) / 8th Avenue Station (2:00)
7. Ochoa Knose (2:08)
8. Party People (3:32)
9. Fill Your Hand (6:19)