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The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musician of our time.

In Herbie Hancock: Possibilities the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on an extraordinary life that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator who has spent a lifetime exploring a range of different musical genres and enriching each of them, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B, funk, and hip-hop, winning fourteen Grammy Awards for his work.

From his beginnings as a child prodigy (when he played a movement of a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony) to his early classic Blue Note recordings (including Takin' Odd, Empyrean Isles, and Maiden Voyage), from his work in Miles Davis's second great quintet to his innovations as the leader of his own ground-breaking sextet, from era-defining classic albums like Head Huntersand River: The Joni Lettersto his collaborations with artists like Wayne Shorter and Stevie Wonder, Hancock reveals the methods behind his ever-evolving musical genius.

In this illuminating memoir Hancock discusses his musical influences, the story of his long and happy marriage, and how his practice of Buddhism has inspired him both creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as its author, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities is an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and an intimate, insightful portrait of a creative life.

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ISBN: 9780670014712
Publisher: Viking Books
Language: English
Page Count: 344
Size: 9.40" l x 6.34" w x 1.24"
Series: N/A