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Biography:
Birth Name: Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
Born: 1940/04/12
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Years Active: 1961–present
Genres: Jazz, Post Bop, Jazz Fusion, Hard Bop, Jazz-funk, Funk, R&B, Electrofunk

Herbie Hancock (born Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible with many of his songs crossing over to achieve success among pop audiences. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings much like the styles of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. He recorded his first solo album “Takin' Off” for Blue Note Records in 1962. “Takin' Off” caught the attention of Miles Davis, who was at that time assembling...

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Albums:

Herbie Hancock Greatest Hits

Future Shock

Sound System

Jazz Masters: Herbie Hancock

Watermelon Man

Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordin…

The Acoustic Collection

Flood

Herbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter & Tony Wi…

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