It is fitting that at this juncture in his illustrious career, Hancock, an icon of late 20th century modern music, should turn his attention to George Gershwin, who put his indelible stamp on American music before his death in Just as Gershwin etched an unmistakable identity while shaping the sound of the Broadway show tune, the Hollywood movie score, and the American opera, Hancock has sustained a unique musical voice while influencing the course of mainstream jazz, film soundtracks, and pop-funk fusions in his own time.
Tracklist: 1. Overture Fascinating Rhythm 2. The Man I Love 4. Born in Chicago, Illinois on April 12, , he began studying piano at the age of 7 and became interested in jazz during high school.
In his college years, he was torn between a career in engineering and his love of music. Eventually opting for the latter, he somehow managed to integrate his interest in electronics, which he gradually included in his constantly evolving music styles.
Known as a jazz innovator, Hancock was one of the first jazz musicians to integrate synthesizers and funk elements in his compositions and is continues to experiment with various styles and genres to this day. Herbie Hancock.
Top Songs See All. Essential Albums. Head Hunters Maiden Voyage Empyrean Isles Remastered Albums See All. The Imagine Project Les incontournables du jazz : Herbie Hancock Broadening his palette of tone colours, Hancock expanded the three-horn line up of the earlier Speak Like A Child to a combination of six horns and woodwind instruments; in terms of his musical vocabulary, Hancock was pushing the jazz envelope with a freer conception behind his music.
On The Prisoner , Hancock found an empowering sense of musical liberation that would spur him on to further boundary-breaking music. At the age of 62, Herbie Hancock demonstrated on this barnstormer of a live album, recorded in Toronto, that he was still working at the cutting edge of jazz.
He shared the stage with a twin-horn frontline consisting of saxophonist Michael Brecker and trumpeter Roy Hargrove, with John Patitucci on bass and Brian Blade on drums. Playing a mixture of originals, jazz classics and standards, the quintet is in molten form. Though Wayne Shorter was the leading composer for the Miles Davis Quintet between , Herbie Hancock contributed two songs to Nefertiti , which is notable for being the final all-acoustic recording by the trumpeter. Even Prince , as an uncredited guitarist, provided a rare cameo.
Blues Classical Country.A tribute to composer George Gershwin on the occasion of his centenary, Gershwin’s World is a scintillating showcase of Hancock’s ability to stretch beyond jazz and reach wider audiences without.