Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock : He can do anything. His recent “ Gershwin’s World” CD includes part of a Ravel Piano Concerto  just round the corner from a version of “St Louis Blues” with Stevie Wonder.  His recording career, a broad gleaming highway that starts in the classic Blue Note hard bop era, branches off into funk and fusion,and passes through several cool and shaded post bop areas,with even a stop over in world music , contains several undisputed classics.
     The most electrifying concert I have ever been to was by Herbie’s “Mwandishi” sextet at Ronnies in the early seventies.My hair stood ( fashionably ) on end for WEEKS and the memory still sets me panting.


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