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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 Round Midnight 1986-09-23
Latest Project:
Movie That Click 2020-06-17
Known For
Movie That Click Himself 2020-06-17
Movie It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story Self 2020-03-19
Movie Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes Himself 2019-06-14
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 Marcus Himself 2015-01-24
Movie Kareem: Minority of One 2015-11-03
Movie Charles Lloyd - Arrows Into Infinity Piano 2014-08-05
Movie Experience Montreux Himself 2013-06-18
Movie Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock - Live in Berlin Himself 2012-06-16
Movie On the Shoulders of Giants 2011-02-11
Movie Miles Davis: Around Midnight Piano 2011-09-20
Movie Tribute to Miles - Jazz a Vienne Himself 2011-07-12
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 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 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: Possibilities Himself 2006-04-18
Movie Marcus Miller - Master Of All Trades Self 2006-11-12
Movie Bobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions Himself 2005-03-29
Movie One Night with Blue Note Himself 2004-01-27
Movie Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments Self 2004-05-01
Movie Herbie Hancock Special 2004-07-23
Movie Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind Himself 2003-04-03
Movie Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz Self 1997-10-01
Movie Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar Self 1995-01-01
Movie Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute Piano 1995-01-01
Movie Indecent Proposal Himself 1993-04-07
Movie Miles Davis - At La Villette Himself 1991-07-10
Movie Jazz Under the Skies 1990-03-13
Movie Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland: Parallel Realities Live... (Live at Mellon Jazz Festival) Keyboards 1990-02-20
Movie Round Midnight Eddie Wayne 1986-09-23
Movie Miles Ahead: The Music of Miles Davis Himself 1986-10-17