Herbie HancockUS jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Born 12 April 1940
Herbie Hancock Biography (Wikipedia)
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer, and actor. Hancock started his career with Donald Byrd. He shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet, where he helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. In the 1970s, Hancock experimented with jazz fusion, funk, and electro styles.
Hancock's best-known compositions include the jazz standards "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man", "Maiden Voyage", and "Chameleon", as well as the hit 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 to win the award, after Getz/Gilberto in 1965.
Since 2012, Hancock has served as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He is also the chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz (known as the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz until 2019).
- Herbie Hancock on meeting Miles Davis: "Miles said 'Play something.' I was so nervous all I could play was a ballad..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cjh0q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cjh0q.jpg2016-11-07T17:41:00.000ZHerbie Hancock on the first time he met Mileshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04fj5vs
Herbie Hancock on meeting Miles Davis: "Miles said 'Play something.' I was so nervous all I could play was a ballad..."
- 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?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p049nf89
Funk Family Tree: Steely Dan - Cantaloop
- [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.https://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02znpzt
A-Z of Jazz - H
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