Monday, March 13, 2017

Herbie Hancock

Artist:  Herbie Hancock
Birth Name:  Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
Born:  April 2, 1940.  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Post-Bop, Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Electro, Classical
Occupation:  Musician, Composer, Producer
Instruments:  Piano, Electric Piano, Keyboard, Synthesizers, Organ, Clavinet, Keytar

Herbie Hancock is an American Pianist, Keyboardist and Composer.  He started his career with Donald Byrd, shortly joined the Miles Rhythm Quintet.  He was one of the first Jazz Musicians to embrace Synthesizers and Funk Music.  His music embraces elements from Jazz, , Blues, Modern Classical Music, Funk and Soul.  His best-known Solo works include "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man" (later performed by dozens of musicians including Mongo Santamaria), "Maiden Voyage", "I Thought It Was You".  In 2008, he won Grammy Award for Album Of The Year from Tribute album River:  The Joni Letters.

Title:  My Point Of View  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Post-Bop, Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Label:  Blue Note Records
Rating:   *****


 1.  Blind Man, Blind Man  (8:19)
 2.  A Tribute To Someone  (8:45)
 3.  King Cobra  (6:55)
 4.  The Pleasure Is Mine  (4:03)
 5.  And What If I Don't Know  (6:35)


Herbie Hancock:  Piano
Donald Byrd:  Trumpet
Grachan Moncur III:  Trombone
Hank Mobley:  Tenor Saxophone
Grant Green:  Guitar
Chuck Israels:  Bass
Tony Williams:  Drums

My Point Of View is the second album by Herbie Hancock, originally released on September, 1963 by Blue Note Records, remastered and reissued in 2016 by Blue Note Records, featuring Donald Byrd, Grachan Moncur III, Hank Mobley, Grant Green, Chuck Israels, and Tony Williams.

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