Herbie hancock presents the prestigious norton lectures at harvard university. Herbie hancock speak like a child releases discogs. 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. Hancock formed the headhunters, keeping only maupin from the sextet and adding bassist paul jackson, percussionist bill summers, and drummer harvey mason. Possibilities is a herbie hancock adventure record. Hancock also rereleased some of his japanonly releases in the west, such as the piano. Head hunters herbie hancock 1973 full album youtube. There is this wonderful story in the book that touches at once on several. In 1965, herbie hancock recorded an album intended to capture the spirit and mood of the ocean maiden voyage.
Then, herbie and the to be announced lineup embarks on what for now is a fivedate run. Possibilities hardcover book the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. Jazz icon herbie hancock possibilities memoir aarp. Head hunters is the twelfth studio album by the american pianist and composer herbie hancock, released october 26, 1973, on columbia records. Even if you havent really listened to this album, odds are youve heard at least one part of one of his songs before. April 12, 1940 is an american pianist, bandleader and composer. Explore books by herbie hancock with our selection at. As the icon, who turned 77 years old in 2017, explained in his memoir, possibilities, he came by that inquisitiveness honestly. Hancocks memoir will examine his extraordinary career, from his beginnings. Presentation mode open print download current view. Recorded with the sly, spacefunky band that herbie hancock formed as mwandishi, sextant is one of those cornerstone jazz collections. This hard to find preowned music cd is fully guaranteed.
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. Two of the albums tracks dolphin dance and the title song became jazz. Stephen erlewine, in a retrospective summary for allmusic, said, head hunters still sounds fresh and vital three decades. Kevin whitehead, fresh air possibilities is very effective at its paramount task. Jazz music cd release from herbie hancock with the album sextant. 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. Possibilities, by jazz pianokeyboard legend herbie hancock, with songs by stevie wonder, paul simon, and leon russell, is a multigenerational masterpiece. Recording sessions for the album took place in the evening at wally heider studios and different fur trading co.
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. The definitive herbie hancock by herbie hancock now. 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. Lead by keyboard virtuoso herbie hancock, this group takes funk to a new level. Herbie hancock memoir possibilities has scattered high. New books by herbie hancock and george benson the new york.
The piano by herbie hancock 4988009919799 cd barnes. His mentor miles davis taught him to use it to stay vibrant. 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. With christina aguilera, trey anastasio, cyro baptista, michael bearden. Born and raised on the south side of chicago, he performed mozarts d major piano concerto with the chicago symphony orchestra. 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. It takes us into a place of brilliant alchemy of gods life, music, and humor. And the story of that life makes a fascinating book. From the bebop stylings of bud powell and wynton kelly, the classical legacy of ravel and. Herbie hancock agent book herbie hancock for private. Herbies success at expanding the possibilities of musical thought has placed him in the annals of this centurys visionaries. This film chronicles the production of the 2005 herbie hancock album possibilities, in which the jazz icon collaborates with a diverse roster of musicians. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers.
Recorded completely solo, this set was issued only in japan as the truly awful feets, dont fail me now was issued stateside. Herbie hancock is arguably the most influential practitioner of modern jazz piano since thelonious monk. 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. As part of miles davis second great quintet hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm. 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. Herbie hancocks new book, possibilities, elevates, transforms, and illumines consciousness. Though the book, penned with lisa dickey, has its flaws, the warmth and joy that pervade hancocks music also radiate from these unflinchingly. This was also one of the first jazz albums to go gold and is the largest selling jazz album in history. The longawaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved. Herbie hancock, musician and author of possibilities. This article does not include reissues, unless they are counted separately from the original works. Herbie and the management team are here to keep you up to date on everything important in the world of herbie hancock. 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. 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.
Rocks it boy john mayer leads off the cd with the spare, bouncy opener, stitched up. 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. The album head hunters 1973 was a hit, crossing over to pop audiences but criticized within his jazz audience. Possibilities exposes a dark chapter in hancocks life, too. Even after half a century, the jazz legends playing was. He embraced elements of rock, funk, and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and gen. 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. 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.1610 309 1525 1287 1091 649 1340 517 234 553 782 261 960 1118 191 328 98 1295 454 866 1502 1278 1057 715 1385 1327 700 70 541 170 1428 447