1981 Herbie Hancock – Magic Windows

Magic Windows is the thirty-second album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, released on September 29, 1981 on Columbia. Personnel involved in this album, besides Herbie himself, include among others: Wah-Wah Watson, Ray Parker Jr., Sylvester, Paulinho da Costa, Adrian Belew. (see below for more)

Amongst the other synthesizers employed on this album, an Alpha Syntauri (enhanced Apple computer) was used for some of the tracks.

Liner-notes on the CD version, from “Jazz Originals Series”, say “There are no strings, or other orchestral instruments on this album. All of these orchestrations are performed by Herbie Hancock on various synthesizers.”

Because there is too many to mention what Herbie Hancock plays on this record, here is the overview: Keyboards (Emu Polyphonic Keyboard) Clavinet (Clavitar), Synthesizer (Waves Minimoog, Minimoog, Prophet 5, Oberheim 8 Voice, Yamaha Cs-80, Arp Odyssey, Arp 2600), Clavinet (Hohner), Electric Piano (Rhodes 88 Suitcase Piano), Vocoder (Sennheiser), Synthesizer (Roger Linn Drum Synthesizer), Computer (Modified Apple 2 Plus Microcomputer) and Piano.