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Herbie Hancock

p, *1940 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Herbert Jeffrey Hancock Mwandishi Ronnie Clark

Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor. Starting his career with Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk music. Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieved success among pop audiences. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings much like the styles of C

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Keyboards
  • Clavinet
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Cantaloupe Island - Remastered 1999/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
Watermelon Man - Remastered 2007 on Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock
Watermelon Man on Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
Chameleon on Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
Rockit on Future Shock by Herbie Hancock
Maiden Voyage on Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock
Tell Me a Bedtime Story on Fat Albert Rotunda by Herbie Hancock
Doin' It on Secrets by Herbie Hancock
Bring Down the Birds - Outtake on Blow-Up by Herbie Hancock
Paradise on Lite Me Up by Herbie Hancock

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Takin' Off / Hub-TonesHerbie Hancock & Freddie Hubbard2018Compil.
Live At The Academy Of Music - Philadelphia June 23rd 1990Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette2017Album
Stars In Your Eyes / Saturday NightHerbie Hancock2017Single
3 Essential AlbumsHerbie Hancock2017Compil.
VSOP II Tokyo 1983Herbie Hancock2017Album
Sunlight & Feets Don't Fail Me NowHerbie Hancock2016Compil.
5 Original AlbumsHerbie Hancock2016Album
Thrust / Man-Child / SecretsHerbie Hancock2016Compil.
Live In Boston November 13, 1973 WBCNHerbie Hancock, The Headhunters2016Album
Live In Chicago 77Herbie Hancock2016Album
Paul's Mall Jazz Workshop Boston November 1973Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters2016Album
Takin' Off / Hub-TonesHerbie Hancock & Freddie Hubbard2016Compil.
Omaha Civic Auditorium, 17th November 1975Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters2015Album
Bread & Roses (The 1978 Folk Festival Broadcast)Joni Mitchell & Herbie Hancock2015Album
Live At The Boston Jazz WorkshopHerbie Hancock2015Album
The Blue Note AlbumsHerbie Hancock2015Album
Empyrean Isles / Maiden VoyageHerbie Hancock2015Album
Twilight Clone / Just Around The CornerHerbie Hancock2014Single
Toots - Heart & SoulToots Thielemans Featuring Herbie Hancock, Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ron Carter Plus Tony Mottola2014Compil.
The Warner Bros. Years (1969-1972)Herbie Hancock2014Album
Rarities SamplerHerbie Hancock2013Compil.
The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972 - 1988Herbie Hancock2013Album
My Point Of View / Empyrean Isles / Maiden Voyage / Speak Like A ChildHerbie Hancock2011Album
The Best Of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock2011Compil.
Giganci Jazzu 13Herbie Hancock2010Compil.
In TokyoHerbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Brian Blade2010Album
Under Tokyo SkiesHerbie Hancock, Milton Nascimento2010Album
Watermelon Man - The Ultimate Hancock!Herbie Hancock2010Compil.
Watermelon ManHerbie Hancock2010Single
The Imagine ProjectHerbie Hancock2010Album
Imagine (Radio Edit)Herbie Hancock2010Album
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock2010Compil.
Don't Give UpHerbie Hancock2010Single
Best Of 3CDHerbie Hancock2009Compil.
Then And Now: The Definitive Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock2008Compil.
Herbie Hancock & The New Standard Allstars In JapanHerbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Don Alias2008Album
Bring Down The BirdsHerbie Hancock2008Single
Playlist: The Very Best Of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock2008Compil.
Watermelon Man (Tokyo 2005)Herbie Hancock 's The Headhunters2008Album
The CollectionHerbie Hancock2008Compil.
River: The Joni LettersHerbie Hancock2007Album
The Finest In JazzHerbie Hancock2007Compil.
The Essential Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock2007Compil.
River - The Joni LettersHerbie Hancock2007Album
Coleção Folha Clássicos Do Jazz 2Herbie Hancock2007Compil.
Rock Your SoulHerbie Hancock2007Compil.
Saturday Night / Esperitu LibreHerbie Hancock / Mongo Santamaria2007Album
River - The Joni LettersHerbie Hancock2007Album
The Essential Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock2006Compil.
PossibilitiesHerbie Hancock2006Album
Great SessionsHerbie Hancock2006Album
Rock It (2006 Remix)Herbie Hancock2006Single
Herbie Hancock AnthologyHerbie Hancock2006Compil.
Jazz To FunkHerbie Hancock2006Compil.
And Friends...Herbie Hancock2006Album
De LuxeHerbie Hancock2005Album
PossibilitiesHerbie Hancock2005Album
RockitHerbie Hancock2004Compil.
Dal Jazz Acustico Al FunkyHerbie Hancock2004Album
The Best Of Funky JazzHerbie Hancock2004Compil.
Classic Herbie Hancock Productions Vol. 1Herbie Hancock2004Compil.
Коллекция Записей (31 Альбома)Herbie Hancock2004Album
Herbie Hancock Часть IHerbie Hancock2004Compil.
Walk On The Wild SideQuincy Jones, Herbie Hancock2004Compil.
Sony Jazz TriosHerbie Hancock2004Album
MP3 Collection CD 1Herbie Hancock2004Compil.
Herbie Hancock SpecialHerbie Hancock With Bobby McFerrin And Michael Brecker2004Album
Jazz Moods - 'Round MidnightHerbie Hancock2004Compil.
Portrait Of Bill EvansEliane Elias, Dave Grusin, Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Brad Mehldau2004Album
La Collection - RTL JazzHerbie Hancock2004Compil.
Speak Like A Child / The PrisonerHerbie Hancock2003Compil.
Out Of This World (The Complete Warwick Sessions)Pepper Adams Donald Byrd Quintet Featuring Herbie Hancock2003Compil.
That's Jazz - Herbie Hancock CollectionHerbie Hancock2003Album
Day DreamsHerbie Hancock2002Compil.
The Herbie Hancock BoxHerbie Hancock2002Compil.
Directions In Music - Live At Massey HallHerbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove2002Album
Rockit 2.002Herbie Hancock2002Single
Jazz Is A SpiritTerri Lyne Carrington With Herbie Hancock, Gary Thomas, Robert Hurst, Paul Bollenback, Wallace Roney2002Album
World Of Rhythm LiveHerbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham2002Album
Future 2 Future - LiveHerbie Hancock2002Album
Soul PowerHerbie Hancock2002Compil.
All That Jazz - The Best Of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock2001Compil.
The EssenceHerbie Hancock2001Album
Back To BackQuincy Jones, Herbie Hancock2001Compil.
In ConcertHerbie Hancock2001Album
Maiden Voyage / Speak Like A ChildHerbie Hancock2001Compil.
SixtusPeter Johanneson Featuring Herbie Hancock2001Album
SixtusPeter Johanneson Featuring Herbie Hancock2001Album
A Tribute To...Herbie Hancock2001Album
The Good PartHerbie Hancock vs Chris Simmonds2001Album
Future 2 FutureHerbie Hancock2001Album
The Essence (Mixes)Herbie Hancock2001Single
The Best Of Herbie Hancock - The Hits!Herbie Hancock2000Compil.
Out Of This WorldHerbie Hancock With Pepper Adams Donald Byrd Quintet2000Album
Ken Burns JazzHerbie Hancock2000Compil.
I Will Be Your Friend (Remix) / Rock It! (Remix)Sade / Herbie Hancock2000Album
The Blue Note YearsHerbie Hancock1999Compil.
Jazz DuosLionel Hampton, Herbie Hancock1999Compil.
Jammin' With HerbieHerbie Hancock1999Compil.
Riot - The Newly Discovered Takes From Blue Note Sixties SessionsHerbie Hancock1999Compil.
Sony Music Super Audio CD SamplerWynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Glenn Gould, Bruno Walter, Leonard Bernstein, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report1999Album
Dancin' GroovesHerbie Hancock1999Compil.
Night WalkerHerbie Hancock1999Compil.
BacktracksQuincy Jones And Herbie Hancock1999Compil.
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1998Compil.
New York City, Philharmonic Hall At Lincoln Center, February 12, 1964The Miles Davis Quintet With George Coleman - Herbie Hancock - Ron Carter - Anthony Williams1998Compil.
Mr. FunkHerbie Hancock1998Compil.
Dr JazzHerbie Hancock1998Compil.
The Complete Blue Note Sixties SessionsHerbie Hancock1998Album
Gershwin's WorldHerbie Hancock1998Album
Ses Claviers MulticoloresHerbie Hancock1997Compil.
Jazz Profile: Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1997Compil.
1+1Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter1997Album
Head HuntersHerbie Hancock1997Album
Anni ‘80 - 90Herbie Hancock1997Compil.
Jazz & Blues CollectionHerbie Hancock1996Compil.
The New StandardHerbie Hancock1996Album
Selections From The New StandardHerbie Hancock1996Album
Thieves In The TempleHerbie Hancock1996Single
The OriginalsHerbie Hancock1995Album
Zebra FlavorHerbie Hancock1995Compil.
Dis Is Da Drum SamplerHerbie Hancock1995Single
Dis Is Da Drum / Call It '95Herbie Hancock1995Album
Duets / LiveChick Corea & Herbie Hancock1995Album
We Love HerbieHerbie Hancock1995Compil.
Call It '95Herbie Hancock1995Album
Dance SinglesHerbie Hancock1995Compil.
Sextant / SecretsHerbie Hancock1995Compil.
Mwandishi - The Complete Warner Bros. RecordingsHerbie Hancock1994Compil.
Call It '94Herbie Hancock1994Album
ToysHerbie Hancock1994Album
Cantaloupe IslandHerbie Hancock1994Compil.
Dis Is Da DrumHerbie Hancock1994Album
A Tribute To MilesHerbie Hancock1994Album
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1993Compil.
The Best Of Herbie Hancock Vol. 2Herbie Hancock1992Compil.
Hurricane!Herbie Hancock Trio : Herbie Hancock With Ron Carter & Billy Cobham1992Album
Al Di Meola - Herbie HancockAl Di Meola - Herbie Hancock1992Compil.
The Very Best OfHerbie Hancock1991Compil.
MP3 CollectionHerbie Hancock1991Album
Koi And The Kola NutsWhoopi Goldberg, Herbie Hancock1991Album
A Jazz CollectionHerbie Hancock1991Compil.
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1991Compil.
DeJohnette, Hancock, Holland, Metheny In ConcertJack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny1991Album
The SorcererHerbie Hancock1991Compil.
Jazz AfricaHerbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso1990Album
All The Things You Are (1963-1964)Sonny Rollins With Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Hancock1990Compil.
Summer CoolerRandy Brecker, Okay Temiz, Michał Urbaniak, Yana Purim And Herbie Hancock1990Compil.
Rockit / You Bet Your Love / I Thought It Was YouHerbie Hancock1990Single
An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea In ConcertHerbie Hancock & Chick Corea1990Album
UntitledMahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock1989Compil.
The QuintetHerbie Hancock1989Album
Feets Don't Fail Me Now / Future ShockHerbie Hancock1989Compil.
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1989Compil.
Vibe AliveHerbie Hancock1988Single
Beat WiseHerbie Hancock1988Album
Perfect MachineHerbie Hancock1988Album
Paris, FranceMiles Davis, Anthony Williams, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock1988Album
Rockit / Mega MixHerbie Hancock1987Album
NightwindMike Lawrence With Herbie Hancock, Bob James1987Album
Jazz AfricaHerbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas, Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem1987Album
Harvest TimeYana Purim W/ Special Guest Herbie Hancock1987Album
Jazz AfricaHerbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas, Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem1987Album
Round Midnight - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackHerbie Hancock1986Album
Rock It / Future ShockHerbie Hancock1986Album
Contemporary CurrentsOrnette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea1986Compil.
Round Midnight / How Long Has This Been Gong On?Herbie Hancock1986Single
Round Midnight / Chan's Song (Never Said)Herbie Hancock1986Single
Village LifeHerbie Hancock & Foday Musa Suso1985Album
Song From The Inner EarAlan Howarth, Herbie Hancock1985Album
Hancock & CoreaHerbie Hancock & Chick Corea1985Compil.
Empyrean IslesHerbie Hancock1985Album
Club Tropicana / RockitWham! / Herbie Hancock1984Single
People Are ChangingHerbie Hancock1984Single
Live In JapanHerbie Hancock, The Rockit Band1984Album
Sound-SystemHerbie Hancock1984Album
Hardrock / WarriorHerbie Hancock / Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth1984Album
Autumn Leaves / Maiden VoyageCannonball Adderley / Herbie Hancock1984Compil.
Herbie Hancock And The Rockit BandHerbie Hancock And The Rockit Band1984Album
Metal Beat / KarabaliHerbie Hancock1984Album
JunkuHerbie Hancock1984Single
Great Arrangers And ComposersDon Redman, Billy Strayhorn, Mel Lewis, Herbie Hancock1984Compil.
Hot & HeavyHerbie Hancock1984Album
HardrockHerbie Hancock1984Single
Mega-MixHerbie Hancock1984Single
AutodriveHerbie Hancock1983Single
Special EditionHerbie Hancock1983Album
Herbie Hancock / McCoy TynerHerbie Hancock / McCoy Tyner1983Compil.
Future ShockHerbie Hancock1983Album
Rock It (Short Version) / Un'Automobile Di Trent'AnniHerbie Hancock / Loredana Bertè1983Single
Future ShockHerbie Hancock1983Single
Rockit / Real LifeHerbie Hancock / Wavo1983Album
The Groove / Rock It / Give It UpRodney Franklin / Herbie Hancock / KC1983Album
RockitHerbie Hancock1983Single
The Best Of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1982Album
Lite Me UpHerbie Hancock1982Album
Lite Me Up Disco SamplerHerbie Hancock1982Album
The Fun TracksHerbie Hancock1982Single
QuartetHerbie Hancock1982Album
Lite Me UpHerbie Hancock1982Album
Gettin' To The Good Part / The Fun TracksHerbie Hancock1982Album
ParadiseHerbie Hancock1982Single
Magic WindowsHerbie Hancock1981Album
Herbie Hancock And Chick CoreaHerbie Hancock And Chick Corea1981Album
Magic NumberHerbie Hancock1981Album
Everybody's BrokeHerbie Hancock1981Album
Go For ItHerbie Hancock1980Single
Go For It / Stars In Your EyesHerbie Hancock1980Album
Stars In Your EyesHerbie Hancock1980Album
Hancock AlleyHerbie Hancock1980Album
Don't Hold It In / It All Comes RoundHerbie Hancock1980Single
Just Around The CornerHerbie Hancock1980Single
Go For ItHerbie Hancock1980Album
Making LoveHerbie Hancock1980Single
A Night With Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1980Album
Mr. HandsHerbie Hancock1980Album
MonsterHerbie Hancock1980Album
Saturday Night / Making LoveHerbie Hancock1980Album
It All Comes RoundHerbie Hancock1980Album
AsKimiko Kasai With Herbie Hancock1979Single
Tell EverybodyHerbie Hancock1979Single
The Best Of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1979Compil.
ButterflyKimiko Kasai With Herbie Hancock1979Album
An Evening With Chick Corea And Herbie HancockChick Corea / Herbie Hancock1979Album
Feets Don't Fail Me NowHerbie Hancock1979Album
You Bet Your Love / Ready Or NotHerbie Hancock1979Album
Knee Deep / Doin' ItHerbie Hancock1979Album
Ready Or Not / Trust MeHerbie Hancock1979Single
The PianoHerbie Hancock1979Album
Doin' It / Honey From The JarHerbie Hancock1979Single
DirectstepHerbie Hancock1979Album
SunlightHerbie Hancock1978Album
Gum-Bichromate: An Adaptable AntiqueChick Corea With Herbie Hancock1978Album
An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea In ConcertHerbie Hancock & Chick Corea1978Album
I Thought It Was YouHerbie Hancock1978Single
Sunlight / Come Running To MeHerbie Hancock1978Single
An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea- Special Radio EditionHerbie Hancock & Chick Corea1978Album
V.S.O.P.Herbie Hancock1977Album
V.S.O.P. - Tour Narrative Special Limited Edition For RadioHerbie Hancock1977Album
One Tuesday In New YorkTakashi Mizuhashi, Herbie Hancock1977Album
Nightbird & Company with Alison SteeleHerbie Hancock & Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson / John Mayall / Bee Gees / Leo Sayer1977Compil.
SpiderHerbie Hancock1977Single
Third PlaneRon Carter / Herbie Hancock / Anthony Williams1977Album
Nightbird & CompanyJohn Mayall / Herbie Hancock1977Album
Doin' It / Together (Whatever)Herbie Hancock / Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson1976Album
Doin' ItHerbie Hancock1976Single
Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy TynerChick Corea / Herbie Hancock / Keith Jarrett / McCoy Tyner1976Compil.
SecretsHerbie Hancock1976Album
Haciendolo (Doin' It)Herbie Hancock1976Single
Doin' It / People MusicHerbie Hancock1976Single
Hang Up Your Hang Ups / Sun TouchHerbie Hancock1975Single
Man-ChildHerbie Hancock1975Album
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1975Compil.
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1975Compil.
Devil May Care / Spank-A-LeeMiles Davis / Herbie Hancock1975Single
FloodHerbie Hancock1975Album
Chameleon / Vein MelterHerbie Hancock1974Single
ThrustHerbie Hancock1974Album
Treasure ChestHerbie Hancock1974Compil.
Watermelon Man / ChameleonHerbie Hancock1974Single
DedicationHerbie Hancock1974Album
Death Wish (Original Soundtrack Recording)Herbie Hancock1974Album
Spank-A-Lee / Actual ProofHerbie Hancock1974Single
Funky MusicMiles Davis, Sly & The Family Stone, Herbie Hancock1974Compil.
Palm Grease / ButterflyHerbie Hancock1974Single
MusicologyHerbie Hancock1973Compil.
The Spook Who Sat By The DoorHerbie Hancock1973Album
Head HuntersHerbie Hancock1973Album
Watermelon Man / SlyHerbie Hancock1973Single
SextantHerbie Hancock1973Album
CrossingsHerbie Hancock1972Single
CrossingsHerbie Hancock1972Album
An Interview With Herbie HancockLes Carter, Herbie Hancock1971Album
MwandishiHerbie Hancock1971Album
The Best Of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1971Compil.
Jammin' With Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1970Album
Fat MamaHerbie Hancock1969Single
Fat Albert RotundaHerbie Hancock1969Album
The PrisonerHerbie Hancock1969Album
Watermelon ManHerbie Hancock1968Single
Speak Like A ChildHerbie Hancock1968Album
Blow-Up (The Original Sound Track Album)Herbie Hancock1966Album
Blow-UpHerbie Hancock1966Single
Maiden VoyageHerbie Hancock1965Album
Blind Man, Blind ManHerbie Hancock1964Single
Inventions And DimensionsHerbie Hancock1964Album
Empyrean IslesHerbie Hancock1964Album
Takin' Off / Empyrean IslesHerbie Hancock1964Compil.
My Point Of ViewHerbie Hancock1963Album
Takin' OffHerbie Hancock1962Album
The Best Of Herbie Hancock In The 60's (Record One Of Two-Record Set)Herbie HancockCompil.
Ostinato (Suite For Angela)Herbie HancockSingle
Sexual Healing / RockitMarvin Gaye / Herbie HancockAlbum
Magic Moments + Jammin'Chick Corea With Herbie HancockCompil.
TracesHerbie HancockAlbum
The Broadcast Collection 1973-1983Herbie HancockAlbum
Star Box 9 SongsHerbie HancockAlbum
Best SelectionHerbie HancockCompil.
Piano GeniusHerbie HancockAlbum
The Blow Up Extra-SessionsHerbie HancockCompil.
Hot And HeavyHerbie HancockCompil.
Herbie Hancock Часть 1-2Herbie HancockAlbum
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