Herbie Hancock On World Cafe

fromWXPN

Listen Now

50 min 56 sec
 
Herbie i i
courtesy of Kwaku Alston
Herbie
courtesy of Kwaku Alston

Set List

  • "Imagine"
  • "Tamatant Tilay/Exodus"
  • "Space Captain"

No other words describe Herbie Hancock better than "living legend." The classically trained pianist first came into the spotlight when he began playing for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Since then, Hancock fronted the '70s jazz-funk movement with The Headhunters, became one of the first to incorporate hip-hop elements with jazz in the '80s and '90s, and won 12 Grammys and several other awards along the way.

Herbie Hancock's latest album, The Imagine Project, is an ambitious combination of film and music, full of artists from around the world collaborating on a number of well-known covers. Choice selections include the title track, "Imagine" (featuring Seal, India.Arie, Jeff Beck, Konono N°1 and Oumou Sangare) and the Bob Dylan classic "The Times, They Are A-Changin'" (featuring the Chieftains, Toumani Diabate, Lionel Loueke and Lisa Hannigan).

Hancock joins host David Dye in a special Thanksgiving edition of World Cafe.

Purchase Featured Music

The Imagine Project

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Album
The Imagine Project
Artist
Herbie Hancock
Released
2010

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

 

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.