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Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is a jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, USA.

His most famous songs include Cantaloupe Island, Watermelon Man and his rendition of George Gershwin's Summertime.

He has played with many other artists; in the 1960s he joined the quintet led by Miles Davis, with whom he stayed for more than five years.

During 1982 Hancock had a mainstream hit and Grammy award with the scratch-based single "Rockit", which also featured an innovative animated music video.

In 1986 he played and acted in the film Round Midnight[?]. He also wrote the score, for which he won an Academy Award for Original Music Score.

Hancock is a Buddhist, and frequently talks about the influence Buddhism has had on his life and his music.

Discography

  • Takin' Off - 1962 - Blue Note[?]
  • Inventions And Dimensions - 1963 - Blue Note
  • My Point Of View - 1963 - Blue Note
  • Empyrean Isles - 1964 - Blue Note
  • Maiden voyage - 1965 Blue note
  • Blow Up - 1966 - MGM
  • Speak Like A Child - 1968 - Blue Note
  • The Prisoner - 1969 - Blue Note
  • Fat Albert Rotunda - 1969 - Warner Bros
  • Mwandaishi - 1970 - Warner Bros
  • Crossings - 1971 - Warner Bros
  • Sextant - 1972 - Columbia
  • Head Hunters - 1973 - Columbia
  • Thrust - 1974 - Columbia
  • Death Wish (Soundtrack) - 1974 - Columbia
  • Love Me By Name - 1975 - A&M
  • Man-Child - 1975 - Columbia
  • Secrets - 1976 - Columbia
  • V.S.O.P. - 1977 - Columbia
  • Feets Don't Fail Me Now - 1978 - Columbia
  • Monster - 1979 - Columbia
  • Mr. Hands - 1980 - Columbia
  • Magic Windows - 1980 - Columbia
  • Quartet - 1981 - Columbia
  • Lite Me Up - 1981 - Columbia
  • Future Shock - 1983 - Columbia
  • Sound System - 1983 - Columbia
  • Perfect Machine - 1988 - Columbia
  • A Tribute To Miles Davis - 1992 - Quest
  • Dis Is Da Drum - 1995 - Mercury
  • The New Standard - 1996 - Verve
  • 1+1(with Wayne Shorter) - 1997 - Verve
  • Future 2 Future - 2001 - Transparent

Awards

  • MTV Awards (5 awards in total) - Best Concept Video- Rockit 1983-84
  • Grammy - Best R&B Instrumental Performance- Rockit" 1983
  • Keyboard Magazine Readers Poll - Best Jazz & Pop Keyboardist 1983
  • Grammy - Best R&B instrumental Performance- Sound system 1984
  • Gold Note Jazz Awards - NY chapter National Black MBA association 1985
  • Playboy Music Poll Jazz Group 1985
  • Playboy Music Poll Playboy Music Poll 1985
  • Playboy Music Poll "Best Jazz Album- Rockit" 1985
  • French Award Officer of the Order of Arts & Letters-Paris 1985
  • Oscar "Best Original Score- Round Midnight" 1986
  • BMI Film Music Award " Roud Midnight" 1986
  • Playboy Music Poll Jazz Keyboards 1986
  • U.S. Radio award "Best Original Music Scoring- Thom McAnn Shoes" 1986
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association "Best Score- Round Midnight" 1986
  • Grammy "Best Original Composition- Call Sheet Blues" 1987
  • Playboy Music Poll R&B Instrumentalist 1987
  • Keyboard Magazine Readers Poll Jazz Pianist 1987
  • Keyboard Magazine Readers Poll Jazz Keyboardist 1987
  • Keyboard Magazine Readers Poll Best Jazz Pianist 1988
  • BMI TV/ Film award 25 Years of Affiliation 1988
  • Playboy Music Poll Jazz Instrumentalist 1988
  • BMI Film Music Award "Colors" 1989
  • Grammy "Best Jazz Instrumentalal by a Group- Tribute To Miles" 1994
  • Grammy "The New Standard" 1996
  • Soul train Music Award "Best jazz album- The New Standard" 1997
  • Festival International Jazz de Montreal Prix Miles Davis 1997
  • VH1's 100 Greatest Videos "Rockit"" is 10th Greatest Video" 2001

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