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Friday, Aug. 20, 2010

Tonight @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 9 p.m.

Herbie Hancock emerged as one of the great pianists of the post-bop era while supporting Miles Davis. By the ’70s, Hancock was a respected solo artist and leader of the jazz-fusion movement, recording the 1973 masterwork Head Hunters...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

Herbie Hancock, Ike Reilly Assassination and Chill on the Hill: Decibully and Juniper Tar

Quentin Tarantino’s violent, iconoclastic epic Inglourious Basterds posits an alternate history of World War II where Jews bring down Hitler’s Third Reich. The 2009 film became Tarantino’s highest grossing to date, drawing huge audiences (in large part by marketing star Brad Pitt) and earning the sometimes...
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Imagine Project (Hancock Records/RED)

Imagine a jazz CD by piano virtuoso Herbie Hancock that isn’t entirely—or, in this case, even primarily—instrumental and you’ll have a sense of where The Imagine Project is going. But it takes repeated listening to understand how far the 70-year-old Hancock has pushed the jazz genre...
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

River: the joni letters (Verve)

Joni Mitchell may be more revered by jazz players than by her pop-music peers. Pianist Herbie Hancock is the latest acolyte, releasing River: the joni letters, a tribute disc that delivers at a high, innovative level. Hancock’s assimilation of the material is unexpectedly introspective. His performance—which boasts the now-requisite guest artists, including Norah Jones, Tina Turner and, surprisingly, Leonard Cohen, in addition to Mitchell herself—is one of the pianist’s best efforts.
02.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Pssst, gamblers: Want to know how to which disc that Grammys will crown Album of the Year for future reference? It�s easy: Examine the list of those nominated, and pick the least relevant one. This year, the award show that once gave a Steely Dan reunion album the trophy over Eminem�s chart-topper, outdid themselves: They choose a Joni Mitchell tribute album over Kanye West�s Graduation....