History Music / HerbieHancock

13th May '16 6:57:46 PM Piando
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* ShoutOut: The ''WesternAnimation/CowboyBebop'' episode "Speak Like a Child" takes its name from one of Hancock's songs.

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* ShoutOut: The ''WesternAnimation/CowboyBebop'' ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Speak Like a Child" takes its name from one of Hancock's songs.
5th May '16 1:12:13 PM aye_amber
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A classically-trained pianist, Hancock began his career with the solo album ''Takin' Off'' in 1962, the source of his SignatureSong "Watermelon Man". However, his career really took off once he joined MilesDavis' "second great quintet" a year later, where he stayed until 1968. In the quintet, he developed his signature style and started incorporating elements of rock music (especially towards the end).

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A classically-trained pianist, Hancock began his career with the solo album ''Takin' Off'' in 1962, the source of his SignatureSong "Watermelon Man". However, his career really took off once he joined MilesDavis' Music/MilesDavis' "second great quintet" a year later, where he stayed until 1968. In the quintet, he developed his signature style and started incorporating elements of rock music (especially towards the end).
24th Dec '15 11:29:49 AM DavidDelony
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* GadgeteerGenius: Studied engineering in college and was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers. He was also one of the first black musicians to do so, along with Music/StevieWonder and Bernie Worrell.
23rd Jul '15 7:15:17 PM snoopdoggydre
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23rd Jul '15 7:15:12 PM snoopdoggydre
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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: His 1977 to 1982-era material. The music he put out during that period was filled with generic Disco (1977 to 1980) and even more generic R&B/Post-Funk (1981 to 1982) Some of them even featured vocals, which did not even exist previously. His 1983 album Future Shock also did this, with a more Hip-Hoppy electro feel, and Dis Is Da Drum in 1994 featured Acid Jazz and a Jazz-Hop song with a rap in it.

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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: His 1977 to 1982-era material. The music he put out during that period was filled with generic Disco (1977 to 1980) and even more generic R&B/Post-Funk R&B/Post-Disco (1981 to 1982) Some of them even featured vocals, which did not even exist previously. His 1983 album Future Shock also did this, with a more Hip-Hoppy electro feel, and Dis Is Da Drum in 1994 featured Acid Jazz and a Jazz-Hop song with a rap in it.
23rd Jul '15 6:53:45 PM snoopdoggydre
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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: His 1977 to 1982-era material. The music he put out during that period was filled with generic Disco (1977 to 1980) and even more generic R&B/Post-Funk (1981 to 1982) Some of them even featured vocals, which did not even exist previously. His 1983 album Future Shock also did this, with a more Hip-Hoppy electro feel, and Dis Is The Drum in 1994 featured Acid Jazz and a Jazz-Hop song with a rap in it.

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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: His 1977 to 1982-era material. The music he put out during that period was filled with generic Disco (1977 to 1980) and even more generic R&B/Post-Funk (1981 to 1982) Some of them even featured vocals, which did not even exist previously. His 1983 album Future Shock also did this, with a more Hip-Hoppy electro feel, and Dis Is The Da Drum in 1994 featured Acid Jazz and a Jazz-Hop song with a rap in it.
23rd Jul '15 6:46:10 PM snoopdoggydre
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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: His 1977 to 1982-era material. The music he put out during that period was filled with generic Disco (1977 to 1980) and even more generic R&B/Post-Funk (1981 to 1982) Some of them even featured vocals, which did not even exist previously. His 1983 album Future Shock also did this, with a more Hip-Hoppy electro feel, and Dis Is The Drum in 1994 featured Acid Jazz and a Jazz-Hop song with a rap in it.
4th Jun '15 7:00:34 AM Westonbirt
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He moved in a more pop-oriented direction in the late seventies (which is frequently regarded as a SeasonalRot by fans and critics) first with the not quite commercial but very much vocalized ''Sunlight'' (five songs, the three sung ones being respectively 9, 8 and 7 minutes long). He definitely started dabbling the commercial stuff first with ''Feets Don't Fail Me Now'', followed by the Roy Tempterton-autored ''Lite Me Up'' surfing the ill-fated disco-pop wave far too late.

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He moved in a more pop-oriented direction in the late seventies (which is frequently regarded as a SeasonalRot by fans and critics) first with the not quite commercial but very much vocalized ''Sunlight'' (five songs, the three sung ones being respectively 9, 8 and 7 minutes long). He definitely started dabbling the commercial stuff first with ''Feets ''Feet Don't Fail Me Now'', followed by the Roy Tempterton-autored ''Lite Me Up'' surfing the ill-fated disco-pop wave far too late.
4th Jun '15 6:59:55 AM Westonbirt
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After being kicked out of the quintet[[note]]officially for staying too long in Brazil on his honeymoon; the real reasons we can't really guess[[/note]], Hancock restarted his solo career. He proved to be just as experimental and wide-ranging as his mentor Davis, incorporating {{Funk}}, rock and {{Soul}} into his music and becoming the first jazz musician to fully embrace synthesizers and electric keyboards. With his 1974 album ''Music/HeadHunters'', he helped pioneer jazz fusion and obtained another SignatureSong, "Chameleon". He moved in a more pop-oriented direction in the late seventies (which is frequently regarded as a SeasonalRot by fans and critics), then in an electronic-industrial style alongside Bill Laswell in TheEighties, when he relased ''Music/FutureShock'' (1983), which gave him another big hit, "Rockit", before returning to fusion and experimentalism in TheNineties, where he's stayed since. He won a Grammy in 2007 for his album of {{Cover Version}}s ''River: The [[Music/JoniMitchell Joni]] Letters''.

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After being kicked out of the quintet[[note]]officially for staying too long in Brazil on his honeymoon; the real reasons we can't really guess[[/note]], Hancock restarted his solo career. He proved to be just as experimental and wide-ranging as his mentor Davis, incorporating {{Funk}}, rock and {{Soul}} into his music and becoming the first jazz musician to fully embrace synthesizers and electric keyboards. With his 1974 album ''Music/HeadHunters'', he helped pioneer jazz fusion and obtained another SignatureSong, "Chameleon". He continued to mine that particular deposite through ''Thrust'', ''Man-Child'', ''Secrets'' and ''Mr. Hands'' until the 80's, in the meantime still producing acoustic works alongside such giants as Chick Corea.

He moved in a more pop-oriented direction in the late seventies (which is frequently regarded as a SeasonalRot by fans and critics), then critics) first with the not quite commercial but very much vocalized ''Sunlight'' (five songs, the three sung ones being respectively 9, 8 and 7 minutes long). He definitely started dabbling the commercial stuff first with ''Feets Don't Fail Me Now'', followed by the Roy Tempterton-autored ''Lite Me Up'' surfing the ill-fated disco-pop wave far too late.

After a short desert walk, he found new life
in an electronic-industrial style alongside Bill Laswell in TheEighties, when he relased ''Music/FutureShock'' (1983), which gave him another big hit, "Rockit", before returning to "Rockit". This streak lasted for ''Sound System'' and then ''Perfect Machine'', with the usual diminishing returns. After trying his hand again at fusion and experimentalism in TheNineties, where he's stayed since. He with the acid jazz infused ''Dis Is Da Drum'' which went largely unnoticed. Since then, he has returned to his more acoustic roots with success as he won a Grammy in 2007 for his album of {{Cover Version}}s ''River: The [[Music/JoniMitchell Joni]] Letters''.
Letters'' as well as several nominations for the similar ''Gershwin's World''.
26th May '15 1:22:48 PM Premonition45
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Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is a famous {{Jazz}} pianist from UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, known for being one of the genre's most important musicians and for his NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly style.

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Herbert '''Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock Hancock''' (born April 12, 1940) is a famous {{Jazz}} pianist from UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, known for being one of the genre's most important musicians and for his NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly style.
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