Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Pdf




Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Number of page: 352
Author: Herbie Hancock, Lisa Dickey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101614549
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our timeIn Herbie Hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and 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, winning 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 shares 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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About The Author

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. He lives in Los Angeles.

Reviews:

  •  Jim53 Jim53
    LibraryThing Review I’m a big jazz fan and enjoyed this book pretty well. Hancock tells of his upbringing, getting started as a musician, playing with Miles Davis, and becoming a bandleader. He talks a lot about what he
  •  Jim53 Jim53
    LibraryThing Review I’m a big jazz fan and enjoyed this book pretty well. Hancock tells of his upbringing, getting started as a musician, playing with Miles Davis, and becoming a bandleader. He talks a lot about what he
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