Herbie Hancock

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Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Starting his career with jazz legend 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 (characterized by syncopated drum beats). 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 Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.

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Age: 75
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary

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2014 Solidarity of Arts -
2012 Occupy LA -
2010 On the Shoulders of Giants -
2009 Untitled Miles Davis Biopic -
2007 Pioneers for Peace: American Kosen Rufu -
2006 Herbie Hancock: Possibilities -
1991 Livin' Large! -
1989 Harlem Nights -
1988 Action Jackson -
1988 Colors -
1986 'Round Midnight -

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Creativity shouldn`t be following radio; it should be the other way around.

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Nominated for 10 Awards | Won 6

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