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Sunday, April 4 2010

"Rockit" Science: '80s Instrumental Pop in the Brave New (Digital) World

Herbie Hancock's 'Rockit' undeniably accelerated hip-hop's journey to mainstream prominence. "When the whole breakdancing thing started happening, 'Rockit' was the only song that any of us would ever, ever dance to."


Monday, December 10 2007

The Best Jazz of 2007

In spite of the perception of jazz as an increasingly niche market, the year's best show a style of music that remains ever youthful in its exploration of new territories, expanding its diversity and range of expression.


Reviews

Wednesday, October 13 2010

Herbie Hancock: The Imagine Project

A mish-mash of collaborations by the great jazz pianist with various singers covering songs about global harmony. Good intentions paving an aimless road.


Wednesday, October 3 2007

Herbie Hancock: River

The great jazz pianist, with Wayne Shorter at his elbow and a list of sympathetic guest singers, makes a stunning Joni Mitchell tribute.


Wednesday, March 8 2006

Herbie Hancock: The Essential Herbie Hancock

A career retrospective of the great jazz pianist and popsmith spanning four decades, seven labels and as many styles.


Wednesday, September 28 2005

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

A largely forgettable set of pop duets that could be interpreted as a regrettable sell-out move if it actually had any commercial potential. Hancock's Starbucks album yawns toward blandness.


Tuesday, April 26 2005

Herbie Hancock: Speak Like a Child

This is every bit a product of the sea-changes in jazz at the time, a melancholy and affecting snapshot of a fading era.


Blogs

Wednesday, June 11 2014

List This! A Beginner's Guide to Blue Note Records

Blue Note, one of the foremost jazz record labels, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a vinyl initiative, releasing highlights from its massive catalog over the course of two years. Here are some picks to get you started.


Thursday, October 24 2013

Herbie Hancock: 4 October 2013 - Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (Photos)

1973 was the year of Head Hunters, Herbie Hancock's seminal album. Forty years later, crowds are still loving "Chameleon", "Watermelon Man" and Hancock himself.


Friday, February 17 2012

Herbie Hancock "Chameleon" Crowd Sourced Video

A new fangled video for "Chameleon".


Friday, October 28 2011

Herbie Hancock at Canon Pixma Pro-1 Launch: 26 October 2011

Canon's "Exactly as you envisioned" event hosts Herbie Hancock and introduces the new Pixma Pro-1 printer.


Tuesday, June 22 2010

Herbie Hancock - The Imagine Project (new album / stream)

For almost five decades, Herbie Hancock has provided listeners with a wide variety of traditional and experimental jazz records. With 46 studio albums, 12 Grammy Awards (including


News

Monday, April 30 2012

Herbie Hancock’s vision of an International Jazz Day comes to fruition

LOS ANGELES — Have you started your International Jazz Day shopping yet? A global collaboration among the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Herbie


Tuesday, July 20 2010

Herbie Hancock is hitting 70 on a high note

LOS ANGELES — When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea —


Monday, August 27 2007

At 67, Herbie Hancock hasn't lost a bit of his go-for-broke attitude

"Miles wanted to hear me. That set me free."


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