Thursday, 12 April 2018

78th birthday of Herbie Hancock

(Born 12 April 1940, Chicago, US)
CHILD PRODIGY, very distinguished pianist, composer and bandleader, member of the Miles Davis Second Great Quintet***** of the 1960s (1964-1968, full personnel: Davis, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone; Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums), academic (Thelonious Monk Institute/Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California Los Angeles)
(Herbie Hancock Quintet, “The eye of the hurricane” [personnel: Hancock, piano; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; George Coleman, tenor saxophone; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewoods Cliffs, NJ, US, 17 March 1965])
(Miles Davis Quintet, “All blues” [personnel: Davis, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone; Hancock, piano;  Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums; recorded: live, Teatro dell’Arte, Milan, Italy, 11 October 1964])
*****Miles Davis First Great Quintet (1955-1958, full personnel: Davis, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums)

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