“The First Seven Days” is an album recorded by jazz musician Jan Hammer in 1975 and is a musical re-telling of the Genesis creation story.
The album features extensive use of synthesizers, including the synthesized “guitar” parts (as on his follow-up album, Oh Yeah?), with the record jacket stating, “For those concerned: there is no guitar on this album.”
The album is considered as one of the pioneering works of acid/fusion jazz. Other instruments used are grand piano, electric violin and percussion.
Our eternal gratitude to the dear departed Patrick Hickey for the “heads-up” on this classic.
Original Issue. LP. Nemperor Records. NE 432 1975 *****