Music > Artists > Jazz
Birth Name:
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock

Born:
Herbie Hancock

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Herbie Hancock

Biography

Herbie Hancock will always be one of the most revered and controversial figures in jazz — just as his employer/mentor Miles Davis was when he was alive. Unlike Miles, who pressed ahead relentlessly and never looked back until near the very end, Hancock has cut a zigzagging forward path, shuttling between almost every development in electronic and acoustic jazz and R&B over the last third of the 20th century and into the 21st. Though grounded in Bill Evans and able to absorb blues, funk, gospel, and even modern classical influences, Hancock's piano and keyboard voices are entirely his own, with their own urbane harmonic and complex, earthy rhythmic signatures — and young pianists cop his licks constantly. Having studied engineering and professing to love gadgets and buttons, Hancock was perfectly suited for the electronic age; he was one of the earliest champions of the Rhodes electric piano and Hohner clavinet, and would field an ever-growing collection of synthesizers and computers on his electric dates. Yet his love for the grand piano never waned, and despite his peripatetic activities all around the musical map, his piano style continued to evolve into tougher, ever more complex forms. He is as much at home trading riffs with a smoking funk band as he is communing with a world-class post-bop rhythm section — and that drives purists on both sides of the fence up the wall.

Top Albums

The Piano, Herbie Hancock
1. The Piano
Flood, Herbie Hancock
2. Flood
River - The Joni Letters, Herbie Hancock
3. River - The ..
Possibilities, Herbie Hancock
4. Possibilitie..
Head Hunters, Herbie Hancock
5. Head Hunters
Man-Child, Herbie Hancock
6. Man-Child
The Essential Herbie Hancock, Herbie Hancock
7. The Essentia..
Thrust, Herbie Hancock
8. Thrust
Future Shock, Herbie Hancock
9. Future Shock
Gershwin's World, Herbie Hancock
10. Gershwin's W..
Red Clay (CTI Records 40th Anniversary Edition) [Remastered], Freddie Hubbard
11. Red Clay (CT..
Secrets, Herbie Hancock
12. Secrets
Directions in Music - Celebrating Miles Davis & John Coltrane (Live At Massey Hall), Herbie Hancock
13. Directions i..
New Standard, Herbie Hancock
14. New Standard
Sunlight, Herbie Hancock
15. Sunlight
Flood, Herbie Hancock
16. Flood
Maiden Voyage, Herbie Hancock
17. Maiden Voyag..
Dis Is Da Drum, Herbie Hancock
18. Dis Is Da Dr..
Mwandishi - The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings, Herbie Hancock
19. Mwandishi - ..
The Imagine Project, Herbie Hancock
20. The Imagine ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Stitched Up (feat. John Mayer)Possibilities5:25$1.29
2.
RockitFuture Shock5:28$0.99
3.
ChameleonBest of Herbie Hancock7:39$0.99
4.
Watermelon ManHead Hunters6:28$0.99
5.
Cantaloupe IslandCantaloupe Island5:30$1.29
6.
Rockit (Single Version)Now That's What I Call ..3:40$0.99
7.
Song for You (feat. Christina Aguile..Possibilities7:04$0.99
8.
River (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)River - The Joni Letters5:26$0.99
9.
Vein MelterHead Hunters9:09$0.99
10.
RockitEssential Herbie Hancock5:24$0.99
11.
Sister Moon (feat. Sting)Possibilities6:51$0.99
12.
Safiatou (feat. Santana & Angeli..Possibilities5:22$0.99
13.
Watermelon ManFlood5:49$1.29
14.
Actual ProofFlood8:29$0.99
15.
'Round MidnightJazz Night7:47$0.99
16.
Beat Wise (12-inch Edit)Electric Collection6:27$0.99
17.
Vibe Alive (Extended Dance Mix)Electric Collection8:13$0.99
18.
Chemical ResidueElectric Collection6:06$0.99
19.
Maiden Voyage / P. BopElectric Collection6:38$0.99
20.
Early WarningElectric Collection2:51$0.99
21.
Moon / LightElectric Collection7:57$0.99
22.
People Are ChangingElectric Collection6:04$0.99
23.
KarabaliElectric Collection5:16$0.99
24.
Mega Mix (Includes: Rockit, Autodriv..Electric Collection6:17$0.99
25.
Future ShockElectric Collection8:04$0.99

Top Music Videos

Groove Is In the Heart, Deee-Lite
1. Groove Is In t..
Good Beat, Deee-Lite
2. Good Beat
If My Homie Calls, 2Pac
3. If My Homie Ca..


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