Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

  • by Herbie Hancock, Lisa Dickey
  • Narrated by Herbie Hancock
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

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A pleasure for jazz fans.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoyed hearing Herbie read his own life story. He is so personable. It was such a pleasure to listen. He has had such an amazing musical life.


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- Ozzie

Possibly one of the better auto biogs I've enjoyed

Truly insightful story of HH's life and times really helped but his absolute honesty and self effacing storytelling! I loved it and I'm currently listening to certain Miles albums that Herbie is playing on!
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- john

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio