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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In December of 1960, a couple of months after the Coleman Hawkins gig, I got a
call from John Cort, the owner of the Birdhouse, a small club in a secondfloor
walkup on Dearborn Street, on the North Side. “Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams
I turned to Donald and said, “Well, I want to thank you for this opportunity. I'm sure
after that you're not going to want me now, but I appreciate the fact that you gave
me a chance.” Donald just started laughing and clapped me on the back.
I could only imagine what kind of luxury Donald must be living in, so I eagerly
accepted his offer. But when I moved into his apartment a few days later, after
lugging my stuff up five floors, I was surprised to see that his place was a
Donald had gotten his master's from the school, and every once in a while he'd
come down and meet me there for lunch. One day he walked in and saw a young
pianist he knew, a guy named Larry Willis. He introduced us, and Larry looked at
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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