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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

By: Herbie Hancock,Lisa Dickey
Narrated by: Herbie Hancock
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Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time.

In Herbie Hancock legendary jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, garnering 14 Grammy Awards along the way.

From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis's second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; Herbie Hancock reveals the method behind Hancock's undeniable musical genius.

Hancock discusses his musical influences, colorful behind-the-scenes stories, his long and happy marriage, and how Buddhism inspires him creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, Herbie Hancock promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers.

©2014 Penguin Audio (P)2014 Herbie Hancock

Critic Reviews

"Herbie Hancock has led a fascinating life. And the story of that life makes a fascinating book." (Peter Keepnews, The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice)

"Few jazz biographies are perfect, though Hancock’s Possibilities come closer than some." (Kevin Whitehead, Fresh Air)
 

"[Possibilities is] very effective at its paramount task: getting the reader to dig into the catalog of this restless jazz genius with newly edified ears." (The Boston Globe

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Herbie himself telling his story.

Hearing the motivations around innovation and facing new challenges and then going & having a listen to the music and it all just comes together. Magic.

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I read a lot, but struggle to find time, or more to the point, have the attention required when it comes to audiobooks. While that may not have changed for audiobooks overall, I couldn't wait to slot in 15mins here, 30-60mins there to listen to Herbie Hancock tell his story. His story telling style and voice is entertaining, but I also learned so much and found so much inspiration from his words and stories. I obviously highly recommend this audiobook and will probably buy the Kindle or print version down the track.

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Sensational.

I recommend this book to all music lovers. Herbie is a wonderful narrator and his story is remarkable.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Herbie Hancock: Possibilities to be better than the print version?

Of course - Herbie narrates it and he is vey entertaining and enthusiastic, right down to the Miles Davis imitations.

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This is a semi-autobiographical narration by Herbie himself. I listened in half-hour lots in the car and I found it compelling - every 'session' had something interesting. Well done.

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