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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 World of Rhythm: Live in Lugano
Latest Project:
Movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 2017-07-21
Known For
Poster of Jazz at the White House
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Movie World of Rhythm: Live in Lugano 2020
Movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Defence Minister 2017-07-21
Movie Jazz at the White House Himself 2016-04-30
Movie Kareem: Minority of One 2015-11-03
Movie Charles Lloyd - Arrows Into Infinity Piano 2014-08-25
Movie Experience Montreux Himself 2013-06-18
Movie Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock - Live in Berlin Himself 2012-06-16
Movie Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock Celebrate Gershwin 2011-11-01
Movie All-Star Jazz Show: Live From The Ed Sullivan Theater Himself 2011-09-28
Movie Miles Davis: Around Midnight Piano 2011-09-20
Movie Tribute to Miles - Jazz a Vienne Himself 2011-07-12
Movie DeJohnette, Metheny, Holland, Hancock - Parallel Realities Live Himself 2010-01-01
Movie Miles Davis: Kind of Blue Himself 2008-10-27
Movie Quincy Jones : 75th Birthday Celebration Live at Montreux Himself 2008-07-14
Movie Herbie Hancock - The River Of Possibilities Tour - Jazz a Vienne Piano 2008-06-15
Movie Marcus Miller - Master Of All Trades Self 2006-11-12
Movie Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Himself 2006-04-18
Movie Bobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions 2005-03-29
Movie One Night with Blue Note Himself 2004-01-27
Movie Herbie Hancock Special 2004-07-23
Movie Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind Himself 2003-04-03
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Herbie Hancock Future2future Live Himself 2002-01-01
Movie Herbie Hancock: Jazz Channel Herbie Hancock 2001-04-06
Movie Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz Himself 1997-09-30
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
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Miles Davis - At La Villette Himself 1991-07-10
Movie Jazz Under the Skies 1990-03-13
Movie Herbie Hancock At The Munich Summer Piano Festival Himself 1987-01-01
Movie ’Round Midnight Eddie Wayne 1986-09-23
Series Rockschool Unknown 1985-10-23
Movie Herbie Hancock Trio: Hurricane! Piano 1984-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11