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Herbie Hancock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (b. April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis's "second great quintet", Hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section, and was one of the primary architects of the "post-bop" sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk. Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieved success among pop audiences. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings much like the styles of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Hancock's best-known solo works include "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man" (later performed by dozens of musicians, including bandleader Mongo Santamaría), "Maiden Voyage", "Chameleon", and the singles "I Thought It Was You" and "Rockit". His 2007 tribute album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, only the second jazz album ever to win the award after Getz/Gilberto in 1965. As a member of Soka Gakkai, Hancock is an adherent of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism. Description above from the Wikipedia article Herbie Hancock, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Apr 12, 1940 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Miles Ahead: The Music of Miles Davis 1986-10-17
Latest Project:
Movie That Click 2020-06-17
Known For
Movie It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story Self 2020-03-19
Movie That Click Himself 2020-06-17
Movie Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Self 2019-08-23
Movie Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones 2018-12-09
Movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Defence Minister 2017-07-20
Movie Jazz at the White House Self 2016-04-30
Movie Kareem: Minority of One 2015-11-03
Movie On the Shoulders of Giants 2011-02-11
Movie Miles Davis: Around Midnight Piano 2011-09-20
Movie Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock Celebrate Gershwin 2011-11-01
Movie DeJohnette, Metheny, Holland, Hancock - Parallel Realities Live Himself 2010-01-01
Movie Music 2010-10-15
Movie We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Movie Quincy Jones: Breaking New Sound Interviewee 2008-01-15
Movie Herbie Hancock - The River Of Possibilities Tour - Jazz a Vienne Piano 2008-06-15
Movie Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Himself 2006-04-18
Movie One Night with Blue Note Himself 2004-01-27
Movie Santana: Hymns For Peace - Live At Montreux 2004 2004-01-26
Movie Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind Himself 2003-04-03
Movie Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz Himself 1997-10-01
Movie Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute Piano 1995-01-01
Movie Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar Self 1995-01-01
Movie Indecent Proposal Himself 1993-04-07
Movie Branford Marsalis: Steep 1991-01-04
Movie Jazz Under the Skies 1990-03-13
Movie Miles Ahead: The Music of Miles Davis Himself 1986-10-17