Herbie Hancock Biography (Wikipedia)
Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor. Starting his career with Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk music. Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieved success among pop audiences.
Hancock's best-known compositions include "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man" (later performed by dozens of musicians, including bandleader Mongo Santamaría), "Maiden Voyage", "Chameleon", and the singles "I Thought It Was You" and "Rockit". His 2007 tribute album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, only the second jazz album ever to win the award, after Getz/Gilberto in 1965.
- Funk Family Tree: Steely Dan - Cantaloophttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049nf7m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049nf7m.jpg2016-10-01T17:45:00.000ZThe Funk Family Tree grows from Steely Dan to Cantaloop. Where next?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p049nf89
Funk Family Tree: Steely Dan - Cantaloop
- Jamie Cullum & Herbie Hancock at The White Househttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w1r19.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w1r19.jpg2016-05-26T09:23:00.000ZJamie Cullum interviews Herbie Hancock at the White House.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03w9s1m
Jamie Cullum & Herbie Hancock at The White House
- [LISTEN] Jamie Cullum at The White Househttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w1r19.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03w1r19.jpg2016-05-24T18:45:00.000ZJamie Cullum interviews legends from the world of jazz at The White House.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03w1r1k
[LISTEN] Jamie Cullum at The White House
- A-Z of Jazz - Hhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02znpq3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02znpq3.jpg2015-08-18T18:30:00.000ZJamie shares his pick for H in the A-Z of Jazz - Herbie Hancock.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02znpzt
A-Z of Jazz - H
Herbie Hancock Tracks