Funk, Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Modal Music, Electro, Electronic, R&B, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
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Synthesizer, Piano, Composer, Keyboards, Leader, Piano (Electric), Clavinet, Guitar (Synthesizer), Fender Rhodes
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor. Hancock started his career with Donald Byrd. He shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where he helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. In the 1970s, Hancock experimented with jazz fusion, funk, and electro styles.
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Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is a jazz pianist and composer. He embraces elements of rock 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 achieved 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 singles "I Thought It Was You" and "Rockit". His 2007 tribute album, "River: The Joni Letters" won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, only the second jazz album to win the award.
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jazz, Bebop, Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Funk, R&b, Electro, Classical
Musician, composer, bandleader
Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizers, Organ, Clavinet, Keytar, Vocoder, Fairlight CMI
Columbia, Blue Note, Warner Bros., Verve
Miles Davis Quintet, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, The Headhunters, V.S.O.P., Jaco Pastorius, Joni Mitchell
Clark Terry, Howard Jones
post-bop, modal jazz, fusion, jazz-funk, electro, classical
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