Herbie Hancock

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Gregory Porter's lockdown listening: 'I’m in search of uplift and answers'
With his brother in hospital with coronavirus, the jazz vocalist is taking solace in Herbie Hancock, Donny Hathaway, and disco dancing with his young son

Interview by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Herbie Hancock review – fusion fantasist digs deep to keep it fresh
Even after half a century, the jazz legend’s playing was unpredictable as he switched effortlessly between styles

Ammar Kalia

18, Nov, 2019 @12:06 PM

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Miles Davis's 20 greatest albums – ranked!
With his lost 1985 album Rubberband out in September, and the 50th anniversary of In a Silent Way – released this week – we count down the jazz icon’s finest moments

John Fordham

01, Aug, 2019 @12:30 PM

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Herbie Hancock: 'I felt like I stood on the shoulders of giants and now it's my turn'
On International Jazz Day, the music legend opens up about his struggles with addiction, the importance of striving and why the secret to jazz is generosity

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

29, Apr, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes review – pristine doc of tonal clarity
Sophie Huber’s film, though sanctioned by the jazz record label, is no hagiography, interviewing key players and adding fantastic rostrum pictures of the era

Leslie Felperin

15, Mar, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Herbie Hancock: ‘I like to discover new rules so I can break them’
The great jazz pianist on his years in Miles Davis’s legendary quintet, his debt to Buddhism and why he still has the urge to innovate

Interview by Tim Adams

11, Nov, 2017 @6:00 PM

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I just failed grade two piano. When are we too old to learn new things? | Hugh Muir
Anyone can learn to play an instrument, I thought – even in middle age. And then I took grade two

Hugh Muir

23, May, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Barack Obama to host International Jazz Day concert at White House
Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin and Sting among dozens of stars lined up for celebration at the home of the US president

Guardian music

31, Mar, 2016 @8:45 AM

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Run DMC to be first rap act to win Grammy lifetime achievement award
Herbie Hancock, late R&B singer Ruth Brown and Earth, Wind & Fire also among those due to be honoured at this year’s award ceremony in February

Guardian music

14, Jan, 2016 @8:48 AM

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Readers Recommend: songs about obstacles | Peter Kimpton
Rivers to roadblocks, brick walls to tall orders, whether literal, metaphorical, psychological or cultural, raise up songs about barriers for this week’s playlist, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

10, Sep, 2015 @7:00 PM

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Miles Davis: At Newport 1955-1975 review – catches the master at his best
This four-CD box set of previously unreleased recordings capture Davis’s dizzying changing styles

Dave Gelly

16, Aug, 2015 @7:05 AM

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The playlist: jazz
Standout shows in recent weeks from a club-infused Neneh Cherry and a lovey-dovey Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock have this week’s playlist returning to some classic past recordings

John Fordham

20, Jul, 2015 @7:11 AM

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