Herbie Hancock

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Herbie Hancock’s career as a musician and performer spans six decades. He was a member of the legendary Miles Davis Quintet and super group Weather Report, and gave the world “Head Hunters” (jazz’s first platinum album) and other crossover hits such as the Grammy winning “Rockit.” Interestingly enough, what Herbie wanted to talk about most was his love for technology and how he has used electronic musical instruments to create new and different sounds. He spoke in-depth about the early days of the synthesizer and the development of MIDI, along with his own ideas as to the future of music and technology.

Interview Date:
January 20, 2006