Quotes by Herbie Hancock

About Herbie Hancock:

Herbert Jeffrey is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. 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 (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.

Author Bio

  • NameHerbie Hancock
  • DescriptionAmerican pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer
  • BornApril 12, 1940
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPianist; Singer-songwriter; Composer; Bandleader; Conductor; Songwriter; Jazz Musician
  • AwardsAcademy Award For Best Original Score; Grammy Award