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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If you can allow yourself to do that, you never stop exploring, you never stop
learning, in music or in life. I was lucky enough to learn this not only from playing
with Miles but over the decades of playing that have followed. And I'm still
learning it, ...
From the time he was a teenager, my dad worked in the grocery business, and
although he never went back to school, he eventually managed to buy his own
store. Unfortunately, he was too giving to be a good businessman. He was
This felt like a great development: I would never again feel victimized by external
factors, because I could control how they affected me emotionally. In many ways
this was a useful trait, but over time, I carried it to an extreme, desensitizing ...
But even though I was interested in R&B and other musical genres, it never really
occurred to me that I could play anything other than classical music on the piano.
I used to play for the high school orchestra's rehearsals, to help guide the ...
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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