Herbie Hancock - Bio and Creative Works

Herbie Hancock

SINGER-SONGWRITER • BANDLEADER • CONDUCTOR
Born
1940-04-12
Age
82
Citizenship
United States of America
From
Chicago, United States
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Herbert Jeffrey Hancock is an American jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, and composer. Hancock started his career with trumpeter Donald Byrd's group. He shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet, where he helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. In the 1970s, Hancock experimented with jazz fusion, funk, and electro styles, utilizing a wide array of synthesizers and electronics. It was during this period that he released perhaps his best-known and most influential album, Head Hunters. - Wikipedia

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ALBUM • 2018

by Herbie Hancock

MOVIE • 2017

Character: Defence Minister

In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from across the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. At the center of Alpha is a mysterious dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

ALBUM • 2017

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2016

by Herbie Hancock

BOOK • 2015

by Herbie Hancock, Lisa Dickey

The warmly welcomed memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time
 
In Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on an extraordinary life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator who has spent a lifetime exploring a range of musical genres, and enriching each of them, Hancock has had an enormous influence on acoustic and electric jazz, R&B, funk, and hip-hop.

From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his early classic Blue Note recordings; from his work in Miles Davis’s second great quintet to his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet; from era-defining classic albums like Head Hunters and River: The Joni Letters to his collaborations with artists like Wayne Shorter and Stevie Wonder, Hancock reveals the methods behind his ever-evolving musical genius. He discusses his influences, his happy marriage, and how his practice of Buddhism has inspired him both creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as its author, this is an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and an intimate, insightful portrait of a creative life.

ALBUM • 2015

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2011

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2011

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2010

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2010

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2009

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2008

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2007

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2005

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2005

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2004

by Eric Dolphy Quintet, Herbie Hancock

MOVIE • 2002

Character: District Attorney

A respected civic leader is caught between two rival underworld crime families on the verge of war.

ALBUM • 2001

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 2000

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1999

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1998

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1997

by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter

ALBUM • 1996

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1995

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1995

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1994

by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wallace Roney, Tony Williams

ALBUM • 1994

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1993

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1991

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1991

by Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd, Pepper Adams

ALBUM • 1988

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1987

by Mike Lawrence, Herbie Hancock, Bob James

MOVIE • 1986

Character: Eddie Wayne

Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that sparks a final burst of genius.

ALBUM • 1986

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1985

by Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso

MOVIE • 1984

Character: Piano

Three masters explore their roots and capture the full spectrum of the art of Jazz...a display of lyrical sensuality and sizzling pyrotechnics. Features Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Billy Cobham performing 7 tracks plus 2 bonus concert performances: "Speak Like a Child" and "Little Waltz." Three masters explore their roots and capture the full spectrum of the art of jazz in this display of lyri

ALBUM • 1984

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1983

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1982

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1982

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1981

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1980

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1980

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1979

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1979

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1979

by 笠井紀美子, Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1979

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1978

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1978

by Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams

ALBUM • 1976

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1975

by Herbie Hancock, Don Cherry

ALBUM • 1975

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1974

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1973

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1973

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1971

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1971

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1969

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1969

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1968

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1965

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1964

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1964

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1963

by Herbie Hancock

ALBUM • 1962

by Herbie Hancock

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