Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

 

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Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor.[1] 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. Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieve 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.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
 
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a 2017 English-language French 3D science fiction adventure film written and directed by Luc Besson, and co-produced by Besson and his wife, Virginie Besson-Silla.
Blowup
 
Blowup, or Blow-Up, is a 1966 British-Italian film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni about a fashion photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film.
Head Hunters
 
Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by the American pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, released October 13, 1973, on Columbia Records.
Maiden Voyage
 
"Maiden Voyage" is a jazz composition by Herbie Hancock from his 1965 album Maiden Voyage.

Photos - Herbie Hancock778

People Recently Photographed with Herbie Hancock6

Popular Albums69

Album Appearances & References80

Popular Songs6

Song Appearances & References13

Popular Live Albums4

Live Album Appearances & References1

Films3

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

TV Shows1

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers54

Other Music-Related Relationships57

Personal & Professional Relationships5

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations11

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Videos20

Spotify - Albums & Singles544

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts4

News Articles28

Jazz great Herbie Hancock brings tour to Oakland
  –  February 28, 2018
Herbie Hancock is an all-time jazz great. He’s been making sensational music since the early ’60s, having recorded his Blue Note Records debut, “Takin’ Off,” in 1962. One year later, the pianist joined up with Miles Davis and formed one of the ...
Members of The Motet, Lettuce and Snarky Puppy to Play Herbie Hancock Tribute During Jazz Fest
  –  February 26, 2018
Another show has been added to the late-night festivities being offered during New Orleans’ Jazz Fest, as members of The Motet, Lettuce and Snarky Puppy will come together to honor the music of funk and jazz icon Herbie Hancock. Set to play the event ...
Motet, Snarky Puppy, & Lettuce Members To Pay Tribute To Herbie Hancock During Jazz Fest
  –  February 21, 2018
Over the years, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has evolved into a multi-genre celebration of contemporary live music. However ... Porter will add to that celebratory vibe with his Herbie Hancock Tribute at Frenchmen Street's Maison on Sunday ...
Herbie Hancock's New Album To Feature Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Common And More
  –  March 6, 2018
“I’m learning a lot from the young people I’m working with,” Hancock said to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “…I never want to stop learning. And I’m not even thinking in terms of: ‘I’ll do this record, get it out there, promote it, do some ...
Watch Judd Apatow Discuss Gritty Details of Comedy Process
  –  March 5, 2018
The program's other comedy instructor is Steve Martin. Other teachers include Christina Aguilera (singing), Hans Zimmer (film scoring), Gordon Ramsay (cooking) and Herbie Hancock (jazz), among others. Apatow recently made a documentary about the late comic ...
With New Venue Sony Hall, Blue Note Entertainment Group Enters a New Era
  –  March 5, 2018
In the process, he named his quaint 250-seat venue after the classic jazz recording label, Blue Note -- a name equated with quality music from the likes of Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley-- that had been founded in 1939, but at the ...
The Van Gelder Studio: Peek inside the room where classic jazz happened
  –  March 5, 2018
You look around the spacious room and notice the microphone stands and suddenly realize – hey, that’s where Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk and Herbie Hancock recorded some of their finest work. They came here because of Van ...
Grammy-Winning Group, The Manhattan Transfer, Performs at City Opera House
  –  March 5, 2018
One is likely to be “Cantaloop (Flip Out!),” based on Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” and the rap group Us3’s homage to it, “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia).” They took the words from the latter and expanded on Hancock’s melody.
Now on tour with ‘Hamilton,’ Maine native makes his way up in musical theater
  –  March 5, 2018
He’s inspired by jazz musicians like Herbie Hancock and Oscar Peterson, and so those influences show up in his work. If he ever writes his own musical – which he hopes to one day – it would probably have jazz, classical and rock music. And it might ...
Releasing the ‘Power of Peace’: Santana joins forces with the Isley Brothers — fulfilling a lifelong dream of his
  –  March 3, 2018
With Santana and his band currently fulfilling existing touring commitments, along with planned and potential projects ranging from his wife’s forthcoming solo record to talked-about outings with John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter ...
SFChronicle critics’ picks: What to do the week of March 4
  –  March 3, 2018
Skyline High School, Oakland. Through Tuesday, March 13. www.oaklandballet.org PETER HARTLAUB’S POP CULTURE AND COMEDY PICKS Herbie Hancock: The jazz pianist, composer, innovator and underrated actor (he was good last year in “Valerian and the City of ...
Marianne Dissard confronts old ghosts in new book & performance
  –  March 2, 2018
Saturday night, Celtic music legends Old Blind Dogs hit the stage at Berger Performing Arts. And Herbie Hancock of all people will be performing at Centennial Hall on Saturday night. In addition to all that, there are some damn good rock shows too ...
‘Death Wish’ review: Bruce Willis’ version is gorier but not as inflammatory
  –  March 2, 2018
2. The music for the film was composed by Herbie Hancock, who was hired at the suggestion of Manzano, director Michael Winner’s then girlfriend. 3. Producer Dino De Laurentiis wanted the movie to be called “Sidewalk Vigilante.” Winner didn’t like ...
Sky’s the limit for uses of ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’ from airline marketing to ‘D’oh!’
  –  March 1, 2018
Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang performed the music at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008. And lest we forget: It wouldn’t be a cultural experience if the Simpsons weren’t involved. Television’s first and foremost family used the work in the 2010 episode ...
Artist Profiles: Eliane Elias
  –  February 28, 2018
featuring Herbie Hancock, and 1998’s vocal turning-point, Sings Jobim, her first full-length venture into the vocal arena (and a follow-up to her earlier tribute to the master, Eliane Elias Plays Jobim). Eliane signed with RCA/Bluebird Jazz in 2002 ...
Jazz great Herbie Hancock brings tour to Oakland
  –  February 28, 2018
Herbie Hancock is an all-time jazz great. He’s been making sensational music since the early ’60s, having recorded his Blue Note Records debut, “Takin’ Off,” in 1962. One year later, the pianist joined up with Miles Davis and formed one of the ...
In Defense of Jazz Fusion
  –  February 28, 2018
The early March appearances in Seattle by two fusion legends—keyboardist Herbie Hancock on March 1 and drummer Billy Cobham March 8 through 11—provide an opportunity to inform haters why their brains are clogged with excrement. The major players of ...
How Jazz Outlaw Melanie Charles Found Voodoo in Brooklyn
  –  February 28, 2018
The lines between jazz and other forms of music have always been particularly bright. Even for artists as rarefied as Herbie Hancock—an artist whose jazz bona fides are as strong as they come—there’s a certain otherness to their work outside of the ...
Collaboration Reigns King for Little Saturday
  –  February 28, 2018
Little Saturday has covered all sorts of music, from Bruno Mars to Earth, Wind & Fire to Herbie Hancock, but they could all agree on their best and favorite cover: Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.” They debuted this cover last weekend at Music Guild’s ...
California Keys
  –  February 28, 2018
Here’s the story in the words of their press release… California Keys’ centrepiece Fazioli 10ft grand — the actual instrument that American jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, and composer extraordinaire Herbie Hancock uses to tour with — was ...
Celebrating David Bowie at Parker Playhouse Is Not a Karaoke Show
  –  February 27, 2018
Fans will be treated to an array of voices, including Bernard Fowler, who has worked with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Public Image Ltd to Herbie Hancock. There’s also 2017 Grammy-nominated singer/guitarist Gaby Moreno. Fort Lauderdale is in for a ...
Members of The Motet, Lettuce and Snarky Puppy to Play Herbie Hancock Tribute During Jazz Fest
  –  February 26, 2018
Another show has been added to the late-night festivities being offered during New Orleans’ Jazz Fest, as members of The Motet, Lettuce and Snarky Puppy will come together to honor the music of funk and jazz icon Herbie Hancock. Set to play the event ...
The 2018 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Will Feature An Extraordinary Roster of Musicians
  –  February 22, 2018
The full list includes jazz luminaries such as Jon Batiste, Chris Botti, Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Joey Alexander, and gospel and R&B legend Mavis Staples, who will headline this year’s event, plus a wide range of up-and-coming performers.
Hall High School's 60th Anniversary Pops 'n Jazz Opening March 9
  –  February 21, 2018
Noted for his work with the Herbie Hancock Quartet (2003-2007), he's been dubbed "a major rhythm voice on the rise" by Downbeat magazine. His resume includes performing with Hancock, Chick Corea's electric band, Esperanza Spalding, Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz ...
Kwake Bass – Against The Clock
  –  February 21, 2018
Kwake Bass is one of London’s busiest musicians. As well as acting as Sampha and Kate Tempest’s musical director on tour, he’s jammed with Mica Levi and Herbie Hancock, performed with MF Doom, shared a stage with Method Man and Redman and forms part ...
Motet, Snarky Puppy, & Lettuce Members To Pay Tribute To Herbie Hancock During Jazz Fest
  –  February 21, 2018
Over the years, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has evolved into a multi-genre celebration of contemporary live music. However, at its core, the festival-and the various satellite events that take place across the city during the eleven-day musical ...
For a quick lesson on gene editing or blockchain, there's Five Levels of Difficulty
  –  February 20, 2018
jazz legend Herbie Hancock. I admit that I bowed out of this one not too far after the teenager level. It borders on magic hearing Collier and Hancock converse with raw music. Wired's new video series seems to be doing well, pulling in millions of views ...
Common’s ground: Celebrated rapper to headline annual summer-concert series with Prospect Park show
  –  February 20, 2018
The Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar-winning performer wowed attendees of Bric’s annual live-music event in 2016 when he took the Prospect Park Bandshell’s stage alongside jazz legend Herbie Hancock, and producers pursued the Chicago-based poet ever since until ...

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