Friday, September 28, 2007
Over his nearly 50-year career Herbie Hancock has experimented with all kinds of genres, including classical, jazz, funk and hip-hop. Hancock can now add folk to the list. His latest record is River: The Joni Letters, and on it he finds a kindred spirit in the music of Joni Mitchell. Hancock tells Kurt that when he first met Mitchell in the late 1970s he was surprised by what he heard.
ChameleonArtist: Herbie HancockAlbum: Head HuntersLabel: Sony
Cantaloupe IslandArtist: Herbie HancockAlbum: Emperyean IslesLabel: Blue Note
Tea Leaf ProphecyArtist: Herbie Hancock feat.Joni MitchellAlbum: River: The Joni LettersLabel: Verve
Watermelon ManArtist: Herbie HancockAlbum: Takin' OffLabel: Blue Note
Watermelon ManArtist: Herbie HancockAlbum: Head HuntersLabel: Sony
Oh! Oh! Here He ComesArtist: Herbie HancockAlbum: Fat Albert Rotunda