Happy Birthday Herbie Hancock

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

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/ .Wynton Marsalis – Chicago. Part 2 (1981) . w/ Wayne Shorter Quartet – ‘Round Midnight (2007) . w/ Narada Michael Walden, Randy Jackson,Tower Of Power Horns – Bammies (1980) . w/ Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove – Jazz Baltica (2002) . Butterfly (1974) . Chameleon (1998) . w/ Miles Davis Quintet (Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter) – Agitation (1963) . w/ Miles Davis, – Watermelon Man (1988) . w/ Chick Corea – Leap In (1987) .

Tracklist :

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

SELECTED ALBUMS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. >>

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. >>

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. >>

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

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

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

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

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. >>

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

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

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. >>

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 >>

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

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

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

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. >>

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

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

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

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

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. >>

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

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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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