And the story of that life makes a fascinating book. Even after half a century, the jazz legends playing was. This hard to find preowned music cd is fully guaranteed. The piano by herbie hancock 4988009919799 cd barnes. Presentation mode open print download current view. Even if you havent really listened to this album, odds are youve heard at least one part of one of his songs before. Head hunters is the twelfth studio album by the american pianist and composer herbie hancock, released october 26, 1973, on columbia records. Recorded completely solo, this set was issued only in japan as the truly awful feets, dont fail me now was issued stateside. Possibilities during more than a halfcentury in the public eye, herbie hancock has been acclaimed as a jazz pianist and composer and an explorer of. Hancock and shorter perform 10 compositions on the album. Then, herbie and the to be announced lineup embarks on what for now is a fivedate run. Jazz music cd release from herbie hancock with the album sextant.
Jazz icon herbie hancock possibilities memoir aarp. Rocks it boy john mayer leads off the cd with the spare, bouncy opener, stitched up. The hugely influential, 14time grammywinning jazz legend comes to bam for the launch of his expansive new memoir, possibilities, which offers a rare window into his extraordinary fivedecade career as a pianist and composer. Recorded with the sly, spacefunky band that herbie hancock formed as mwandishi, sextant is one of those cornerstone jazz collections. New books by herbie hancock and george benson the new york. Recorded after the funky fusion of head hunters, thrust, sextant, and other electric albums, and before the dawn of rockit and more commercially viable and hiphoporiented material, herbie hancock took time out in 1978 to touch base again with his piano. Herbie hancock agent book herbie hancock for private. April 12, 1940 is an american pianist, bandleader and composer. Herbie hancock memoir possibilities has scattered high. No living musician hews more closely to the notion of renaissance man than herbie hancock, whose artistic production over the past half century continues to stamp the twentyfirstcentury soundtrack consider the range and depth of hancocks career markers.
Stephen erlewine, in a retrospective summary for allmusic, said, head hunters still sounds fresh and vital three decades. This tencut smorgasbord features the ever restless pianist, composer, and arranger in the company of literally dozens of artists, from pop singers like christina aguilera, sting, and annie lennox to rock legends such as santana and paul simon to relative newcomers like john mayer, jonny lang, and joss stone, as well as some renowned. The longawaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved. George wein organized a herbie hancock retrospective concert at the 1977 newport jazz festival in new york where three bands from hancocks past and present the 19651968 miles davis quintet with freddie hubbard deputizing for the indisposed miles, the 19691973 sextet, and hancocks then. Born and raised on the south side of chicago, he performed mozarts d major piano concerto with the chicago symphony orchestra. As the icon, who turned 77 years old in 2017, explained in his memoir, possibilities, he came by that inquisitiveness honestly. This article does not include reissues, unless they are counted separately from the original works. Hancock also rereleased some of his japanonly releases in the west, such as the piano. It takes us into a place of brilliant alchemy of gods life, music, and humor.
The album head hunters 1973 was a hit, crossing over to pop audiences but criticized within his jazz audience. Herbert jeffrey hancock born april 12, 1940 is a jazz pianist and composer from chicago, illinois, united states. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. With christina aguilera, trey anastasio, cyro baptista, michael bearden. Herbie hancocks new book, possibilities, elevates, transforms, and illumines consciousness. There is this wonderful story in the book that touches at once on several. Lead by keyboard virtuoso herbie hancock, this group takes funk to a new level. I like to discover new rules so i can break them interview by tim adams the great jazz pianist on his years in miles daviss legendary quintet, his debt to buddhism and why. Possibilities is a herbie hancock adventure record. Just as with hancocks career, however, the book picks up speed with the arrival of miles davis, who appears almost as a mythic oracle, speaking. Recording sessions for the album took place in the evening at wally heider studios and different fur trading co. The definitive herbie hancock by herbie hancock now. Herbies success at expanding the possibilities of musical thought has placed him in the annals of this centurys visionaries. Herbie hancock speak like a child releases discogs.
E maj7 b 7sus4 e maj7 dm7 5 g7 5 cm7 a maj7 5 cm7 am7 d7 9 gmaj7 a m7 d 7 g maj7 fm7 b 7 e maj7 cm7 am7 d7 gmaj7 g7sus4 ag g7sus4 f7sus4 a maj7 5 f7sus4 em7 a7 e 7 am7 d7 bm7 e7 5 dm7 c m7 f 7 bm7 am7b b m7 b 7 9 b sus4 9 dm7 5 g7 5. Kevin whitehead, fresh air possibilities is very effective at its paramount task. Everything hancock recorded for warners between 1969 and 1972 present on this fascinating triplecd. This was also one of the first jazz albums to go gold and is the largest selling jazz album in history. From the bebop stylings of bud powell and wynton kelly, the classical legacy of ravel and. Possibilities hardcover book the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. In 1991, three years after perfect machine was released, his mentor miles davis, died. Hancock formed the headhunters, keeping only maupin from the sextet and adding bassist paul jackson, percussionist bill summers, and drummer harvey mason. Herbie hancock, john mayer, annie lennox, paul simon, joss. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers.
What is most impressive about hancocks autobiography, possibilities, is his facility his co. This wealth of insight opens winder the space of possibilities with raw honesty, courage, and curiosity. The discography of the american jazz artist herbie hancock consists of fortyone studio albums, twelve live albums, sixtytwo compilation albums, five soundtrack albums, thirtyeight physical singles, nine promo singles and four songs not released as singles, but that charted due to downloads. Herbie hancock is arguably the most influential practitioner of modern jazz piano since thelonious monk. He embraced elements of rock, funk, and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. Head hunters herbie hancock 1973 full album youtube. Herbie hancock, musician and author of possibilities. Herbie hancock presents the prestigious norton lectures at harvard university. His mentor miles davis taught him to use it to stay vibrant. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet.
The longawaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time in herbie hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. As part of miles davis second great quintet hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm. Herbie and the management team are here to keep you up to date on everything important in the world of herbie hancock. Explore books by herbie hancock with our selection at. In 1965, herbie hancock recorded an album intended to capture the spirit and mood of the ocean maiden voyage. This is a very honest book which is refreshing as so many books of this type gloss over the negative aspects of the subjects character. Possibilities exposes a dark chapter in hancocks life, too. Two of the albums tracks dolphin dance and the title song became jazz. Possibilities, by jazz pianokeyboard legend herbie hancock, with songs by stevie wonder, paul simon, and leon russell, is a multigenerational masterpiece.1195 957 1086 618 1028 1332 963 56 36 1429 16 1393 362 42 969 127 866 905 404 442 435 566 1063 653 871 782 1162 362 982 372 206 856 1175