"Empyrean Isles" is an album by Herbie Hancock, recorded in 1964. Empyrean Isles was Hancocks fourth album for Blue Note and features Freddie Hubbard on cornet. This release debuts two of Hancock's most treasured songs, One Finger Snap and Cantaloupe Island.
This title is newly remastered for vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
"Hancock pushes at the borders of hard bop, finding a brilliantly evocative balance between traditional bop, soul-injected grooves, and experimental, post-modal jazz...That passion informs all of Empyrean Isles, a record that officially established Hancock as a major artist in his own right." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Remastered & reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary campaign
Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note Titles
First run pressings to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
Herbie Hancock, piano
Freddie Hubbard, cornet
Ron Carter, bass
Anthony Williams, drums
1. One Finger Snap
2. Oliloqui Valley
1. Cantaloupe Island
2. The Egg