Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock (born Herbert Jeffrey Hancock on April 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is by far my favorite pianist of all time. Herbie is a pioneering pianist and composer with a music career spanning over 4 decades. He has recorded more than 50 albums, won 12 Grammy Awards, 1 Academy Award for Round Midnight Original Soundtrack, along with other notable awards for his music.

Herbie Hancock is regarded as one of the greatest living Jazz musicians and hailed as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He has also recorded with and played as a sideman for notables in Jazz such as Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Grant Green, and other greats.

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