Since it’s weekend – I have a bit more time to spend exploring – Kanute says Herbie Hancock is a myth – so I looked around to find some videos.

When it comes to jazz artists there is so much to discover – since every time they play something – it is something new – each piece changes with every performance depending on the selection of instruments, the mood or even the time of day.

The Wikipedia on Herbie Hancock :

Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Hancock is one of jazz music’s most important and influential pianists and composers. He embraced elements of rock, funk, and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz.

As part of Miles Davis‘s “second great quintet”, Hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section, and was one of the primary architects of the “post-bop” sound. Later, he was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk. Yet for all his restless experimentalism, Hancock’s music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs “cross over” and achieve success among pop audiences.

Hancock’s best-known solo works include “Cantaloupe Island“, “Watermelon Man” (later performed by dozens of musicians, including bandleader Mongo Santamaria), “Maiden Voyage“, “Chameleon“, and the single “Rockit.”

Here is ‘Maiden Voyage’ :

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