Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer)

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Annotation

Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, born in Chicago, IL, USA, is without doubt the most well known, controversial and influential of all jazz pianists.
Soon noticed by and involved with Miles Davis, Mr Hancock almost stormed the hardbop Blue Note 60's with a number of legendary sessions, from his (nearly) first record Takin' Off, to The Prisoner.
Recording with the new Mile's cats, he then took an important turn (around the time of Head Hunters), experimenting and mixing genres, thus drifting from his previous fan base expectations.
While the hardbop's crowd thought he was completely lost for the cause, he then took a radical U-turn, with the all-stars-all-jazz V.S.O.P.
He has since recorded and experimented in a lot of directions, exploring "sound textures" and touring with various bands.
Certainly a very complex personality, with an extensive discography.

Annotation last modified on 2008-01-05 02:28 UTC.

Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1962Takin’ OffHerbie Hancock515
1963My Point of ViewHerbie Hancock7
1964Empyrean IslesHerbie Hancock510
1964Inventions & DimensionsHerbie Hancock48
1965Maiden VoyageHerbie Hancock412
1968Speak Like a ChildHerbie Hancock8
1969Fat Albert RotundaHerbie Hancock6
1969The PrisonerHerbie Hancock9
1971CrossingsHerbie Hancock6
1971MwandishiHerbie Hancock45
1973Head HuntersHerbie Hancock421
1973SextantHerbie Hancock48
1974ThrustHerbie Hancock47
1975KawaidaHerbie Hancock & Don Cherry1
1975Man-ChildHerbie Hancock58
1976SecretsHerbie Hancock54
1977Third PlaneRon Carter, Herbie Hancock & Tony Williams7
1978SunlightHerbie Hancock4
1979DirectstepHerbie Hancock6
1979Feets Don't Fail Me NowHerbie Hancock1
1979Butterfly笠井紀美子 with Herbie Hancock2
1979Feets Don’t Fail Me NowHerbie Hancock6
1979The PianoHerbie Hancock5
1980MonsterHerbie Hancock5
1980Mr. HandsHerbie Hancock6
1981Magic WindowsHerbie Hancock5
1982Lite Me UpHerbie Hancock4
1982QuartetHerbie Hancock57
1983Future ShockHerbie Hancock12
1984Sound-SystemHerbie Hancock8
1985Village LifeHerbie Hancock and Foday Musa Suso42
1987NightwindMike Lawrence with Herbie Hancock & Bob James1
1988Perfect MachineHerbie Hancock4
1991Hot PianoHerbie Hancock1
1991Out of This WorldHerbie Hancock with Donald Byrd / Pepper Adams Quintet3
1994A Tribute to Miles DavisHerbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wallace Roney & Tony Williams2
1994Dis Is da DrumHerbie Hancock57
1994The EggHerbie Hancock1
1995Jammin’ With HerbieHerbie Hancock1
1996The New StandardHerbie Hancock5
19971+1Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter4
1998Gershwin’s WorldHerbie Hancock5
1999VoyagerHerbie Hancock1
2000Jammin’ With HerbieHerbie Hancock1
2001Future 2 FutureHerbie Hancock4
2004Complete RecordingsEric Dolphy Quintet featuring Herbie Hancock1
2005PossibilitiesHerbie Hancock4
2005BarakaHerbie Hancock1
2007River: The Joni LettersHerbie Hancock6
2008Late Night Jazz FavoritesHerbie Hancock1
2008Hear, O Israel: A Prayer Ceremony in JazzHerbie Hancock / Thad Jones / Ron Carter / Jerome Richardson / Grady Tate / Jonathan Klein2
2010The Imagine ProjectHerbie Hancock3
2015MonsterHerbie Hancock1
2018Sleeping GiantHerbie Hancock1
Jammin the JazzHerbie Hancock1
Jazz Time - 2Herbie Hancock1
Maiden VoyageHerbie Hancock1
Maiden Voyage / Speak Like a ChildHerbie Hancock1
Trio '77Herbie Hancock1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1976Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy TynerChick Corea / Herbie Hancock / Keith Jarrett / McCoy Tyner4
1988The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note YearsHerbie Hancock54
1991The Very Best OfHerbie Hancock1
1991The CollectionHerbie Hancock1
1992The Best Of, Volume 2Herbie Hancock1
1994Cantaloupe IslandHerbie Hancock53
1994Mwandishi: Complete Warner Bros. RecordingsHerbie Hancock2
1995The OriginalsHerbie Hancock1
1996Cantaloupe IslandHerbie Hancock1
1996Les IncontournablesHerbie Hancock1
1996Jazz & Blues Collection 63: Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
1997Jazz Profile: Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
1997Dance SinglesHerbie Hancock1
1997Ses claviers multicoloresHerbie Hancock1
1998This Is Jazz 35Herbie Hancock2
1998Dr JazzHerbie Hancock1
1998Mr FunkHerbie Hancock1
1998Complete Blue Note Sixties SessionsHerbie Hancock1
1999The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Hits!Herbie Hancock2
2000Night WalkerHerbie Hancock1
2000Ken Burns JazzHerbie Hancock2
2001Back-to-BackQuincy Jones / Herbie Hancock1
2001Mouth MusicBobby McFerrin with Herbie Hancock, Yo‐Yo Ma1
2002The Herbie Hancock BoxHerbie Hancock1
2004The Best of Herbie Hancock: Blue Note Years, Volume 20Herbie Hancock1
2004Jazz Moods: 'Round MidnightHerbie Hancock1
2005De LuxeHerbie Hancock1
2006The Essential Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
2006The Collection: A Selection of Tracks From the Blue Note YearsHerbie Hancock2
2006Jazz to FunkHerbie Hancock1
2007The Finest in JazzHerbie Hancock1
2007Coleção Folha clássicos do jazz, Volume 2Herbie Hancock1
2007Rock Your SoulHerbie Hancock1
2007The Essential Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
2008Then and Now: The DefinitiveHerbie Hancock4
2010Watermelon Man: The Ultimate Hancock!Herbie Hancock1
2010Blue Note TSFHerbie Hancock1
2011Playlist: The Very Best of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
2011The Best of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
2013The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972 - 1988Herbie Hancock1
2013The Acoustic CollectionHerbie Hancock1

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