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|Saw Herbie Hancock|
I saw him playing yesterday on a local jazz festival. Hancock came out
with a quintet and played a nice portion of his bebop repertory mixed
with some freeform muffins, ace. After that we had a break for about 30
mins to go out and buy drinks/food, something. You could as well talk
with certain players, guess what, I talked with Hancock! I asked him how
were the sessions for Rivers' Contours, since that's one of my favorite
jazz albums ever; he explained to me the process by which it was
recorded, performed, and how Rivers arranged it. His voice was deep and
inviting, very uplifting tone he had, and I thoroughly enjoyed having a
conversation with one of the most prolific pianists in jazz music. Another
thing I discovered was that in the up 50's and 60's 'children of my age'
(as he said) were really involved in the whole community, and assisted
many shows. Hancock thought that it was fantastic to see people my
age going to his concert. We had a handshake and a bit after he
emerged with a trio & played more mellow, cool/modal stuff, Evans' style.
Overall it was an excellent experience and I'm really looking forward to
another one of his gigs. Great, great stage presence.
|Seeing Wayne Shorter tomorrow as well.|
|Where is this? That's amazing though. I like HH very much, but I'm obsessed with Wayne Shorter's work. I'd love to speak with him about his career because its rather prolific. From his work with Miles, to the solo stuff and his peak years with The Weather Report. |
This is a very lucky opportunity, Gian. Enjoy it.
I would prefer Shorter to play stuff from the all seeing eye, but pretty much all his 60's/up50's output is solid.
|at least hear Headhunters cappy|
|Headhunters was my first jazz album. Funky stuff|
|its pretty cool.|
|That sounds awesome Gian, sounds like you had a great conversation with him. I need to check out more of his stuff, I'm still too obsessed with Headhunters. |
Headhunters is a tad bit overrated though, I'm more for maiden voyage and empyrean isles
|headunters is okay, a tad bit overrated but it makes sense, infectious funks infects tha soul brothram. Empyrean Isles is his best yeah, and i'm more into his collaborations. Wayne Shorter's concert was insane!!|
|"john hancock? it's herbie hancock"|
|Oh man, Oh man! You lucky sonnuva bitch.|