Sunday, April 4 2010
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
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.
Wednesday, October 13 2010
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
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
A career retrospective of the great jazz pianist and popsmith spanning four decades, seven labels and as many styles.
Wednesday, September 28 2005
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
This is every bit a product of the sea-changes in jazz at the time, a melancholy and affecting snapshot of a fading era.
Wednesday, June 11 2014
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
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
A new fangled video for "Chameleon".
Friday, October 28 2011
Canon's "Exactly as you envisioned" event hosts Herbie Hancock and introduces the new Pixma Pro-1 printer.
Tuesday, June 22 2010
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
Monday, April 30 2012
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
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
"Miles wanted to hear me. That set me free."