Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

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By (author) Herbie Hancock, Read by Herbie Hancock

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  • Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 145mm x 38mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 4 November 2014
  • ISBN 10: 1611763320
  • ISBN 13: 9781611763324
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 486,146

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The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time In "Herbie Hancock "legendary jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, garnering fourteen Grammy Awards along the way. From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis's second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; "Herbie Hancock "reveals the method behind Hancock's undeniable musical genius. Hancock discusses his musical influences, colorful behind-the-scenes stories, his long and happy marriage, and how Buddhism inspires him creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, "Herbie Hancock" promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers.

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Jazz legend Herbie Hancock began playing piano at the age of seven. He would go on to play with Miles Davis before forming his own bands and working with musicians such as Sting, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Lang Lang, Christina Aguilera, and Carlos Santana. Hancock also won an Oscar for the score of Round Midnight. In 2011 he was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2013.