Herbie Hancock

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Gen-Z jazz prodigies Domi and JD Beck: ‘It was insane to see Herbie Hancock solo in front of us’
The duo talk about working with the jazz pioneer on their debut album, Not Tight, collaborating with Anderson .Paak and not making music for ‘psycho jazz musicians who stay up until 8am’

Shaad D'Souza

28, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Sunday at Glastonbury: Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross and Jack White – as it happened
The US rap star headlined the main stage on the last night of the festival, while Pet Shop Boys, Charli XCX, Jarvis Cocker and a host more brought the festival to a close

Keza MacDonald (now), Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Gwilym Mumford and Laura Snapes (earlier)

26, Jun, 2022 @11:49 PM

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Herbie Hancock: ‘Miles Davis told me: I don’t pay you to get applause’
At 82, the jazz legend will this weekend be one of the oldest performers ever to grace Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage. He recalls his career highs, from making his hip-hop classic Rockit to working with Thundercat

Stevie Chick

24, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar to headline resurgent Glastonbury
As the festival returns from Covid-enforced hiatus, over half of the acts announced so far feature women

Nadeem Badshah and Laura Snapes

04, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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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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