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Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock
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Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, and composer. Starting his career with jazz legend Donald Byrd, 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. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk music (characterized by syncopated drum beats). 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.
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http://www.herbiehancock.com
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Releases on file (49)
Herbie Hancock — Possibilities Herbie Hancock — Possibilities
(Warner Bros 50-51011-0111-2-2, 2005, CD)
Terri Lyne Carrington — Jazz Is a Spirit Terri Lyne Carrington — Jazz Is a Spirit
(ACT 9408-2, 2002, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Gershwin's World Herbie Hancock — Gershwin's World
(Verve 314 557 797-2, 1998, CD)
Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis
(Columbia CK 67909, 1997, CD)
Andy Summers — Charming Snakes Andy Summers — Charming Snakes
(Private 2069-2-P, 1990, CD)
Stanley Clarke — Hideaway Stanley Clarke — Hideaway
(Epic EK 40275, 1986, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Sound-System Herbie Hancock — Sound-System
(Columbia CK 65961, 1984/1999, CD)
Mandingo Featuring Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock — Watto Sitta Mandingo Featuring Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock — Watto Sitta
(Celluloid CEL 6103, 1984/1987, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Magic Windows Herbie Hancock — Magic Windows
(Columbia FC 37387, 1981, LP)
Jaco Pastorius — Word of Mouth Jaco Pastorius — Word of Mouth
(Warner Bros BSK 3535, 1981, LP)
Lenny White — Big City Lenny White — Big City
(Wounded Bird WOU, 1977/2001, CD)
Jaco Pastorius — Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius — Jaco Pastorius
(Epic PE 33949, 1976, LP)
Miroslav Vitous — Magical Shepherd Miroslav Vitous — Magical Shepherd
(Wounded Bird WOU 2925, 1976/2001, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Flood Herbie Hancock — Flood
(Wounded Bird WOU 9899, 1975/2014, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Man-Child Herbie Hancock — Man-Child
(Columbia CK 33812, 1975/1990, CD)
Eddie Henderson — Anthology: Volume 2 - The Capricorn Years Eddie Henderson — Anthology: Volume 2 - The Capricorn Years
(Soul Brothers CD SBPJ 11, 1974/2002, CD)
Miles Davis — Big Fun Miles Davis — Big Fun
(Columbia C2K 63973, 1974/2000, 2CD)
Miles Davis — Get up with It Miles Davis — Get up with It
(Columbia C2K 63970, 1974/2000, 2CD)
Eddie Henderson — Inside Out Eddie Henderson — Inside Out
(Capricorn Records CP 0122, 1974, LP)
Bennie Maupin — The Jewel in the Lotus Bennie Maupin — The Jewel in the Lotus
(ECM 1043, 1974/2007, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Thrust Herbie Hancock — Thrust
(Columbia CK 64984, 1974/1998, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Head Hunters Herbie Hancock — Head Hunters
(Columbia CK 65123, 1973/2007, CD)
Eddie Henderson — Realization Eddie Henderson — Realization
(Capricorn Records CP 0118, 1973, LP)
Herbie Hancock — Sextant Herbie Hancock — Sextant
(Columbia CK 64983, 1973/1998, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Crossings Herbie Hancock — Crossings
(Warner Bros 9362-47542-2, 1972/2001, CD)
Miles Davis — On the Corner Miles Davis — On the Corner
(Columbia CK 63980, 1972/2000, CD)
Miles Davis — Jack Johnson (aka A Tribute to Jack Johnson) Miles Davis — Jack Johnson (aka A Tribute to Jack Johnson)
(Columbia CK 93599, 1971/2005, CD)
Miles Davis — Live-Evil Miles Davis — Live-Evil
(Columbia C2K 65135, 1971/1997, 2CD)
Herbie Hancock — Mwandishi Herbie Hancock — Mwandishi
(Warner Bros 9362-47541-2, 1971/2001, CD)
Miles Davis — Bitches Brew Miles Davis — Bitches Brew
(Columbia C2K 65774, 1970/1999, 2CD)
Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
(Columbia C4K 65570, 1970/1998, 4CD)
Herbie Hancock — Fat Albert Rotunda Herbie Hancock — Fat Albert Rotunda
(Warner Bros 9362-47540-2, 1969/2001, CD)
Miles Davis — Filles de Kilimanjaro Miles Davis — Filles de Kilimanjaro
(Columbia CK 86555, 1969/2002, CD)
Miles Davis — In a Silent Way Miles Davis — In a Silent Way
(Columbia CK 86556, 1969/2002, CD)
Herbie Hancock — The Prisoner Herbie Hancock — The Prisoner
(Blue Note 7243 5 25649 2 7, 1969/2000, CD)
Miles Davis — Water Babies Miles Davis — Water Babies
(Columbia CK 86557, 1969/2002, CD)
Miles Davis — Miles in the Sky Miles Davis — Miles in the Sky
(Columbia CK 65684, 1968/1998, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Speak Like a child Herbie Hancock — Speak Like a child
(Blue Note 7243 8 64468 2 4, 1968/2005, CD)
Miles Davis — Nefertiti Miles Davis — Nefertiti
(Columbia CK 65681, 1967/1998, CD)
Miles Davis — Sorcerer Miles Davis — Sorcerer
(Columbia CK 65680, 1967/1998, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Blow-Up (The Original Sound Track Album) Herbie Hancock — Blow-Up (The Original Sound Track Album)
(Rhino Records R2 72527, 1966/1996, CD)
Anthony Williams — Spring Anthony Williams — Spring
(Blue Note BLP 4216, 1966, LP)
Miles Davis — E.S.P. Miles Davis — E.S.P.
(Columbia CK 46863, 1965/1998, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock — Maiden Voyage
(Blue Note 7243 4 95331 2 7, 1965/1999, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Empyrean Isles Herbie Hancock — Empyrean Isles
(Blue Note CDP 7 84175 2, 1964/1987, CD)
Anthony Williams — Life Time Anthony Williams — Life Time
(Blue Note BLP 4180, 1964, LP)
Herbie Hancock — Inventions and Dimensions Herbie Hancock — Inventions and Dimensions
(Blue Note 7243 5 63798 2 4, 1963/2005, CD)
Herbie Hancock — My Point of View Herbie Hancock — My Point of View
(Blue Note 7243 5 21226 2 2, 1963/1999, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Takin' Off Herbie Hancock — Takin' Off
(Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37643 2 7, 1962/1996, CD)

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