Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time
In 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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When I was eleven years old, Mrs. Jordan entered me in an annual competition
held by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As part of its young people's series,
the CSO invited students to play a movement of a concerto, and the winner of the
Emmett Till was fourteen, just one year younger than me, and he was also from
the South Side of Chicago. In August of 1955, he went to Mississippi to visit
relatives. His mother warned him before going that the South was different from
Known as the Godfather of Chicago Black Radio, Benson spun records all day,
mostly blues or R&B but with the occasional jazz cut thrown in. The first jazz
performance I took notice of was “Moonlight in Vermont,” played by the guitarist ...
Chicago was a great jazz town, and there were amazing pianists there, guys like
Ahmad Jamal and Ramsey Lewis. But I'd felt all along that Chicago was just the
steppingstone to get to New York, where the real action was happening.
Dosegli ste zgornjo mejo števila strani te knjige, ki je na voljo.
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LibraryThing ReviewUporabnikova ocena - jasoncomely - LibraryThing
By being so open and honest about his addictions and flaws, Herbie has left himself open to criticism. However, his pioneering work in music speaks for itself- and this book is a riveting read. Celotno mnenje
LibraryThing ReviewUporabnikova ocena - BooksForDinner - LibraryThing
A great read/listen. Very happy I checked this out...Herbie appears to be very honest about his failings as a son, brother, husband, and father, while celebrating some truly great music. This is a man ... Celotno mnenje