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Herbie Hancock

Jez Nelson presents a highlight of the 2008 London Jazz Festival: a concert by Grammy Award winning pianist Herbie Hancock. Performing to a sell-out Barbican crowd Hancock plays music from classic albums including Headhunters and Speak Like A Child with a stellar line-up of musicians: New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Benin born guitarist & vocalist Lionel Loueke, Gregoire Maret on harmonica, bassist James Genus and talented young drummer Kendrick Scott.

Since Herbie Hancock’s emergence on the scene as part of Donald Byrd’s band in 1961 he has been at the forefront of almost every major development in modern jazz. Whether it be joining Miles Davis’ second classic quintet and adopting the electronic piano as his instrument of choice, going platinum with the groundbreaking funk-jazz fusion of his Headhunters album, or joining the MTV generation with his revolutionary use of early electro and rap in the 1980s, Hancock has always been a true musical trailblazer.

PLAYLIST

08/12/08
Herbie Hancock Sextet

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Peggy Sutton

Herbie Hancock Sextet recorded live at the Barbican centre on 19th November 2008, during the London Jazz Festival

LINE UP:
HERBIE HANCOCK - piano, keyboards, electronics
TERENCE BLANCHARD - trumpet
LIONEL LOUEKE - guitar
GREGOIRE MARET - harmonica
JAMES GENUS - bass
KENDRICK SCOTT - drums

SET LIST:
Extract of CHAMELEON (Herbie Hancock)
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD (Herbie Hancock)
V (Wayne Shorter)
STELLA BY STARLIGHT (Victor Young)
CANTELOUPE ISLAND (Herbie Hancock)
CHAMELEON (Herbie Hancock)

Release date:

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Mon 8 Dec 2008 23:15

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