Who is Herbie Hancock

Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer, and actor. Hancock started his career with Donald Byrd. He shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet, where he helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. In the 1970s, Hancock experimented with jazz fusion, funk, and electro styles.

Hancock's best-known compositions include the jazz standards "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man", "Maiden Voyage", and "Chameleon", as well as the hit singles "I Thought It Was You" and "Rockit". His 2007 tribute album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, only the second jazz album to win the award, after Getz/Gilberto in 1...
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  • Ij_rogers: been to: cory henry, maxwell, bilal, robert glasper & bilal going to: roots picnic, governor's ball, bilal (3rd time), herbie hancock, keyon harold & kendrick lamar
  • Kafkaguy: think i'll have to put on headhunters by herbie hancock another great album that showcases some of the best of jaco pastorius. man should have been in the cia way he could slap a bass around and get it to say whatever he wanted it to.
  • Jazzconclass: herbie hancock - what is this thing called love?
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Melville And Coghill - The Place Of The Little Hand
 by Andrew Lang

DEAD, with their eyes to the foe,
Dead, with the foe at their feet;
Under the sky laid low
Truly their slumber is sweet,
Though the wind from the Camp of the
Slain Men blow,
And the rain on the wilderness beat.

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