Herbie Hancock

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Herbie Hancock Biography

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while still maintaining his unique, unmistakable voice. Herbie's success at expanding the possibilities of musical thought has placed him in the annals of this century's visionaries. With an illustrious career spanning five decades, he continues to amaze audiences and never ceases to expand the public's vision of what music, particularly jazz, is all about today.

Herbie Hancock's creative path has moved fluidly between almost every development in acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B since 1960. He has attained an enviable balance of commercial and artistic success, arriving at a point in his career where he ventures into every new project motivated purely by the desire to expand the boundaries of his creativity.

There are few artists in the music industry who have gained more respect and cast more influence than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, "Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven't heard anybody yet who has come after him."

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Herbie Hancock Picture Gallery

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The Latest Herbie Hancock News

Pharrell Williams Explains Full Meaning Behind Son Rocket's Name

14th April 2014

Oscar-nominated hip-hop star Pharrell Williams named his son Rocket Ayer to honour his favourite musicians, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Herbie...

Herbie Hancock Lands Honorary Post At U.s. University

10th January 2014

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock is set to give students an insight into his career when he delivers six lectures at...

Snoop Dogg And John Kerry Living A Boss' Life In The White House [video]

28th December 2013

The Obama administration has seen some unlikely celebrity allies rub shoulders with the political elite, yet the recent encounter between...

Stevie Wonder Performs Classic 1976 Album In Full At Charity Gig

23rd December 2013

Stevie Wonder turned his annual holiday benefit into a star-studded affair on Saturday (21Dec13) as he performed his classic double...

Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Shirley Maclaine To Be Honored By Kennedy Center

13th September 2013

This year's Kennedy Center honorees include Singer/ songwriter Billy Joel, pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, musician Carlos Santana, and actress...

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Herbie Hancock Reviews

Herbie Hancock - The Imagine Project Album Review

11th October 2010

Many things are a good idea in theory. Communism. Christopher Nolan films. Going to the...

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Herbie Hancock Footage Film / Movie Reviews

'Round Midnight 1986, Review by Christopher Null

In 1986, director Bertrand Tavernier turned his attention to... the growth of jazz in 1950s...

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The Latest Herbie Hancock Press Releases

Herbie Hancock Announces November 2010 UK Dates

26th July 2010

Grammy-winning artist and musical pioneer Herbie Hancock will return to the UK for three very...

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