We all wish Happy Birthday to Herbie Hancock.

This day (April 12, 1940 ), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Herbert Jeffrey Herbie Hancock, an American pianist, keyboardist and composer.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Actual Proof (Austin City Limits) . SoCal Connected (2014) . w/ Friends – Walkin (2012) . w/ Pink, Seal, India Arie – Imagine (2010) . w/ Christina Aguilera – A Song For You (2008) . w/ Wayne Shorter Quartet – ‘Round Midnight (2007) . w/ Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove – Jazz Baltica (2002) . Chameleon (1998) . w/ Miles Davis, – Watermelon Man (1988) . w/ Chick Corea – Leap In (1987) . w/ .Wynton Marsalis – Chicago. Part 2 (1981) . w/ Narada Michael Walden, Randy Jackson,Tower Of Power Horns – Bammies (1980) . Butterfly (1974) . w/ Miles Davis Quintet (Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter) – Agitation (1963) .

TOP 10

Herbie Hancock Top 10 :

Watermelon Man . Cantaloupe Island . Chameleon . Maiden Voyage . Rockit . Sly . Driftin’ . Vein Melter . Dolphin Dance . The Eye Of The Hurricane .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Released in November 1965, E.S.P. is the first album by Miles Davis and his second great quintet with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. >>

Recorded on October 24 & 25, 1966, Miles Smiles is an album by Miles Davis with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. >>

Released on October 13, 1973, Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Released on August 29, 2005, Possibilities is the forty-fifth studio (and featurig a myriad of famous guests) album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Herbie Hancock‘s Dedication is his sixteenth album as a solo artist, recorded on July 29, 1974. >>

Michael Brecker’s Nearness of You: The Ballad Book is his seventh studio album recorded with Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny , Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette and released on June 19, 2001. >>

Takin Off by Herbie Hancock is his debut album (featuring Watermelon Man) recorded on May 28, 1962. >>

Sorcerer by Miles Davis is the third of five albums recorded on May 16–24, 1967, with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and Ron Carter. >>

Recorded on January 27, 28 & 29, 1970, Red Clay is an album by Freddie Hubbard with Joe Henderson and Herbie Hancock. >>

Released on August 22, 1975, Man-Child is the seventeenth album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Released in August, 1983 , Future Shock is the thirty-fifth (and a million-selling Platinum-certified) album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Miles Davis‘ In Europe is an album with Ron Carter, George Coleman, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams, recorded on July 27, 1963 at Festival Mondial du Jazz in Antibes. >>

Recorded on December 11–14, 2004, Flow is an album (produced by Herbie Hancock) by Terence Blanchard . >>

Recorded on December 1970, Mwandishi is the ninth album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Released on December 2, 1978, Directstep is the twenty-fourth album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Recorded on August 7–9, 1984, Village Life is an album by Herbie Hancock and Foday Musa Suso. >>

Herbie Hancock‘s Quartet is his thirty-fourth album recorded on July 28, 1981 with the V.S.O.P. Quartet featuring Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis and Tony Williams. >>

V.S.O.P. Quintet’s Live Under the Sky is a live album recorded on July 26 and 27, 1979 and featuring Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Freddie Hubbard. >>

Recorded on March 6 and 9, 1968, Speak Like a Child is the sixth album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Released on March 5, 1996, The New Standard is the fortieth album (covering rock and RnB songs) by Herbie Hancock . >>

Recorded on September 20, 1963, Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival is a live album by Miles Davis with George Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams >>

Released on September 6, 1974, Thrust is thirteenth studio album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Released in September 1980, Mr. Hands is the thirtieth album by Herbie Hancock with Jaco Pastorius on one track. >>

Miles Davis‘ Miles in the Sky is a studio album released on July 22, 1968 and recorded with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and George Benson. >>

V.S.O.P’s The Quintet is an album featuring Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Wayne Shorter and recorded on July 16 & 18, 1977. >>

Herbie Hancock‘s V.S.O.P. is a live album recorded at Newport Jazz Festival, New York on June 29, 1976. >>

Herbie Hancock ‘s Sunlight is an album recorded with Tony Williams and Jaco Pastorius and released on June 15, 1978. >>

Fat Albert Rotunda by Herbie Hancock is his eighth album (originally done for a TV special), recorded in May–June 1969. >>

Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock is his fifth album released on May 17, 1965. >>

Perfect Machine by Herbie Hancock is his thirty-seventh (and the last with the Rockit Band) album released in May 1988. >>

Recorded in February 1972, Crossings is the tenth (and second in his Mwandishi period) album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Recorded in February, 1978 over the course of several performances, An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea: In Concert is a double live album. >>

Released on October 20, 1998, Gershwin’s World is the forty-second album by Herbie Hancock with Joni Mitchell, Chick Corea, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Shorter and others. >>

Herbie Hancock‘s Empyrean Isles is his fourth album (recorded on June 17, 1964) featuring One Finger Snap and Cantaloupe Island. >>

Power to the People by Joe Henderson is an album recorded on May 23 & 29, 1969 with Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette et al. >>

Recorded on September 18, 1965, Cornbread is an album by Lee Morgan with Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley and Larry Ridley. >>

Recorded on March 10, 1963, The Illinois Concert is a live jazz recording of a concert by Eric Dolphy with Herbie Hancock. >>

Bobby Hutcherson‘s Oblique is an album recorded on July 21, 1967, with Herbie Hancock, Albert Stinson and Joe Chambers. >>

Released on March 30, 1973, Sextant is the eleventh album (and the last with his Mwandishi Band) by Herbie Hancock. >>

Recorded on March 10, 1967, Schizophrenia is the eleventh album by Wayne Shorter with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter. >>

Recorded on October 25–26, 1978, The Piano is the twenty-sixth album by Herbie Hancock. >>

Recorded on March 19, 1963, My Point of View is the second album (featuring a 17 years old Tony Williams) by Herbie Hancock . >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1992] CBS airs the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony where the recipients are Lionel Hampton, Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Ginger Rogers, Mstislav Rostropovich and Paul Taylor. The Lionel Hampton segment features Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin and more. >> 15 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1964] the Miles Davis Quintet – that is Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams – is at Teatro dell’Arte in Milan, Italy >> 60 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2002] Herbie Hancock gathers a large band featuring Michael Brecker on saxophone, Naoko Terai on violin, Roberto Fonseca en piano, Niels Molvaer on trumpet and many more at “Tokyo Jazz Festival 2002” in Tokyo, Japan >> 34 MINUTES on RVM

[1997] Herbie Hancock & The New Standards All Stars featuring Michael Brecker are at Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada >> 57 MINUTES >>

[1993] Dorothy Donegan, Michel Camilo, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Williams and even Bill Clinton will perform at the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival held at the White House in Washington DC >> 29 MINUTES >>

[2010] Paul McCartney is at the White House to accept the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Among the (con)tributing artists : Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Jack White, Herbie Hancock and more >> 84 MINUTES >>

[2012] Herbie Hancock presents the “International Jazz Day” held at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City with Angelique Kidjo, Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masekela and many more. >> 167 MINUTES >>

[2012] Dee Dee Bridgewater will sing with Herbie Hancock and Lionel Loueke at the International JazzDay in Paris held at UNESCO in Paris >> 8 MINUTES >>

[1967] the Miles Davis Quintet – that is Miles Davis (tp), Wayne Shorter (s), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b) and Tony Williams (d) – plays at the Stadthalle in Karlsruhe, Germany >> 65 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1967] the Miles Davis Quintet – that is Miles Davis (tp), Wayne Shorter (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b) and Tony Williams (d) – plays at the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden The show will be taped by Sveriges Radio Television. >> 33 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1983] VSOP II featuring Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams is on stage at at “Montreux Jazz Festival”, Switzerland >> 18 MINUTES >>

[2014] Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter will play together at at “Festival Jazz 5 Continents” in Marseille, France >> 35 MINUTES >>

[1990] Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland and Pat Metheny will share the stage at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA >> 109 MINUTES >>

[1975] now on their own without Herbie Hancock, the Headhunters – that is Mike Clark (d), Paul Jackson (b, voc), Bennie Maupin (s, cl), DeWayne Blackbyrd McKnight (g, voc) and Bill Summers (perc) – perform at Winterland in San Francisco, CA >> 38 MINUTES >>

[2013] Milton Nasciemento, Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Joss Stone and many more participate in the 2nd “International Jazz Day” held in Istanbul, Turkey >> 64 MINUTES >>

[2014] pianists Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock duet at Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada >> 12 MINUTES >>

[1983] electro/jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock and the Rock It Band – that is Bernard Fowler (Voc, Keyb), Grandmixer DST (Turntables, Keyb, Voc), Jeff Bova ( Keyb), Anton Fier (Dr, Perc), Wayne Braithwait (Bg, Voc) and JT Lewis (D) – perform at the Hammersmith Odeon in London >> 46 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1982] Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Billy Cobham perform together at Palazzo dei Congressie in Lugano, Switzerland >> 52 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1996] you do not miss Nnenna Freelon backed by Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Christian McBride and T.S. Monk on the ABC program “A Celebration of America’s Music” >> 3 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1988] the Herbie Hancock Quartet – that is Herbie Hancock (p), Greg Osby (s), Buster Williams (b) and Al Foster (d) – performs for the “13th Jazz Festival” at Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany >> 65 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2008] Herbie Hancock performs at Newport Jazz Festival >> 79 MINUTES on RVM

[1991] Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke and Omar Hakim will be on stage this afternoon at “Live Under The Sky Festival” in Tokyo >> 13 MINUTES >>

[2012] Herbie Hancock plus fifty young pianists are due to attend Lang Lang’s 30th birthday at O2 World Berlin >> 61 MINUTES >>

[2014] Herbie Hancock presents the “International Jazz Day” held in Osaka, Japan with Lalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter, Dionne Warwick, Roy Hargrove and many more. >> 120 MINUTES >>

[2000] Herbie Hancock plays solo then with Chucho Valdes and Chano Dominguez at Festival Jazz Plaza 2000 in La Havana, Cuba >> 56 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] Esperanza Spalding, Snoop Dogg, Joshua Redman, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and many others pay tribute to Herbie Hancock at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC >> 21 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2011] for his 60th birthday, Sting has invited Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Robert Downey Jr., Vince Gill, Will.i.am, Rufus Wainwright, Branford Marsalis, Billy Joel and Chris Botti to perform with him and his band featuring Dominic Miller, Christian McBride, David Sancious and Vinnie Colaiuta at Beacon Theatre in New-York City >> 93 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1987] is the second day of the Mt Fuji Jazz Festival in Japan which presents this year Herbie Hancock Super Trio, Art Blakey‘s Realtime Jazz Messengers, McCoy Tyner Quintet, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Smith Blue Note All Stars, Kenny Garrett and Dianne Reeves >> 81 MINUTES on RVM

[2015] Herbie Hancock presents the “International Jazz Day” held in Paris with Al Jarreau, Annie Lennox, Dianne Reeves, Lee Ritenour and many more. >> 110 MINUTES >>

[2012] if in Holland, you do not want to miss Herbie Hancock playing a few songs at Dutch TV talk show “Kunststof TV” >> 8 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2005] Herbie Hancock‘s Headhunters – that is Herbie Hancock (p), Terri Lyne Carrington (ds), Roy Hargrove (tp,flh), Munyungo Jackson (perc), Lionel Loueke (g,vo), Marcus Miller (b,bcl) and Wah Wah Watson (g) – is at Tokyo Jazz 2005 inTokyo Big Sight, Japan >> 109 MINUTES on RVM

[2006] the Herbie Hancock Quintet – that is Herbie Hancock (kb), Lili Haydn (viol), Lionel Loueke (g), Matt Garrison (b) and Richie Barshay (d) – performs at “Jazz Open” at Liederhalle in Stuttgart, Germany >> 59 MINUTES >>

[2016] Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Chucho Valdés, Paquito de Rivera, Jamie Cullum, Chick Corea, Al Jarreau and many more are gathered The White House in Washington DC for the 5th “International Jazz Day” >> 87 MINUTES >>

[1984] for the relaunch of the Blue Note Records label, its President Bruce Lundvall has summoned the Jazz Gotha at The Town Hall in New York City (USA). Consider this : Art Blakey, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Michel Petrucciani, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner and Grover Washington, Jr. Feel like going? >> 120 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1977] Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea share the stage at Jahrhunderthalle in Francfort, Germany >> 42 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1985] Huey Lewis & The News, a-ha, Sting, Phil Collins plus an All-Star Jam Session gathering B.B. King, Tony Williams, Stanley Clarke, Ron Carter, Michel Petrucciani, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Stanley Jordan, Bobby Hutcherson), Gary Burton, Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie , Gerry Mulligan, David Sanborn and Buddy Rich plus Sarah Vaughan, Diana Schuur, Joe Williams, Bobby McFerrin, The Manhattan Transfer. They all take part in the 28th Annual Grammy Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles >> 25 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1993] Shirley Horn, Gal Costa, Jon Hendricks, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Oscar Castro-Neves, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason pay tribute to Brazilian Icon Antônio Carlos Jobim at the Free Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil >> 62 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] Esperanza Spalding has gathered Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Terri Lyne Carrington, Marcus Miller, Leszek Możdżer and various latin, african or polish artists at “Solidarity of Arts festival” in Gdansk, Poland >> 246 MINUTES on RVM

[1974] Herbie Hancock will perform two songs “Watermelon Man” & “Chameleon” at “Soul Train” on a TV channel near you >> 6 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1984] you do not want to miss Herbie Hancock at “Late Night with David Letterman” >> 8 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1981] The “Swing of Delight” Tour with Devadip Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock is at at “Live Under Sky” held at Den-en Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan >> 8 MINUTES >>

[1994] Herbie Hancock is with Bennie Maupin (s), Terri Lyne Carrington (d) at “Umbria Jazz Festival” in Perugia, Italy >> 55 MINUTES >>

[2013] Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea have conversation at “Umbria Jazz Festival” in Perugia, Italy >> 15 MINUTES >>

[1988] the Herbie Hancock Trio performs at “Newport Jazz Festival” in Newport, RI >> 64 MINUTES on RVM

[2014] Gregory Porter opens for Herbie Hancock (and may join him for an encore) at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA >> 11 MINUTES >>

[2008] Herbie Hancock plays with Chris Potter (s), Lionel Loueke (g), Dave Holland (b), Vinnie Colaiuta (d), Sonya Kitchell (voc) and Amy Keys (voc) at “Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival” in Spain >> 71 MINUTES >>

[2006] Herbie Hancock plus Nathan East, Lionel Loueke & Vinnie Colaiuta performs at the “AVO Session” in Basel, Switzerland. >> 74 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2004] Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland and Brian Blade perform at “Newport Jazz Festival” in Newport, RI >> 49 MINUTES on RVM

[1993] Herbie Hancock performs at “Jazz Fest” in Wien, Austria >> 9 MINUTES >>

[1971] Herbie Hancock‘s Mwandishi – that is Herbie Hancock (kb), Bennie Maupin (ss, fl, bcl), Julian Priester (tb), Ed Henderson (tp), Buster Williams (b) and Billy Hart (d) – will be at Studio de Joinville le Pont, near Paris, France to tape a show for French TV called “Jazz Harmonie” >> 7 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1978] Herbie Hancock is with Alphonse Monzon (d), Bennie Maupin (ts, ss), Paul Jackson (el b), Bill Summers (perc), Ray Obiedo (g) and Webster Lewis (kb) at Chelsea College in London >> 40 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1987] Herbie Hancock shares the stage with Buster Williams (b) and Al Foster (d) at “Montreux Jazz Festival” in Switzerland >> 88 MINUTES >>

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Wikipedia : This day (April 12, 1940 ), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Herbert Jeffrey Herbie Hancock, an American pianist, keyboardist and composer.

Official Site : Herbie was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. He began playing jazz in high school, initially influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. He also developed a passion for electronics and science, and double-majored in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College.

@Facebook : Depending on the day, Herbie Hancock might perform any number of roles. He’s the nation’s first-call jazz ambassador, a futuristic technology advocate, a dedicated educator, and of course, an American music luminary. Most of all, like all great artists he makes things new again. He did it for us with The New Standard, when he found the swing and the meaning in pop classics. He did it with his kaleidoscopic take on Gershwin’s World—and took home three Grammy® awards for it.

@last.fm : As part of Miles Davis’ “second great quintet” Hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section, and was later one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and jazz funk. Yet for all his restless experimentation, Hancock’s music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs “crossover” and achieve success among pop audiences. Probably the most influential era in Herbie Hancock’s extensive career is with the ”Headhunters” ensemble during the mid-late 70’s, including (among others) Paul Jackson on bass, Bennie Maupin on saxophones, Harvey Mason on drums, ”Wah Wah” Watson on guitar and Bill Summers on percussion.

@Discogs : Hancock is one of the best known modern jazz composers, creator of “Watermelon man” (which has been a basic reference point throughout his career), “Maiden Voyage”, “Dolphin Dance”, right through to the dance grooves of “Rockit”. Hancock also has the distinction of having made the largest-selling jazz record of all time in “Head Hunters”.

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