Herbie Hancock

Interview

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.

    Music Playlist
  1. Chameleon
    Artist: Herbie Hancock
    Album: Head Hunters
    Label: Sony
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Cantaloupe Island
    Artist: Herbie Hancock
    Album: Emperyean Isles
    Label: Blue Note
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Tea Leaf Prophecy
    Artist: Herbie Hancock feat.Joni Mitchell
    Album: River: The Joni Letters
    Label: Verve
    Purchase: Amazon
  4. Watermelon Man
    Artist: Herbie Hancock
    Album: Takin' Off
    Label: Blue Note
    Purchase: Amazon
  5. Watermelon Man
    Artist: Herbie Hancock
    Album: Head Hunters
    Label: Sony
    Purchase: Amazon
  6. Oh! Oh! Here He Comes
    Artist: Herbie Hancock
    Album: Fat Albert Rotunda
    Label: Warner Bros.
    Purchase: Amazon
  7. Rockit
    Artist: Herbie Hancock
    Album: Future Shock
    Label: Columbia
    Purchase: Amazon
  8. Eighty-One
    Artist: Miles Davis
    Album: E.S.P.
    Label: Sony
    Purchase: Amazon
  9. Maiden Voyage
    Artist: Herbie Hancock
    Album: Maiden Voyage
    Label: Blue Note
    Purchase: Amazon

Guests:

Herbie Hancock

Comments [1]

gary s. whitford from san antonio

This was a most excellent interview. It's difficult to talk to Herbie about everything, but you did a better job than most of covering the current project and reviewing snapshots of an amazing career.

Oct. 04 2007 11:28 AM

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