Publisher: The Viking Press, New York
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Flawless brand new 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover and dust jacket boldly and legibly SIGNED by Herbie Hancock on the title page without personalization and in our presence at a recent event in Los Angeles. "Arguably the most influential practitioner of modern jazz piano since Thelonius Monk. From the bebop stylings of Bud Powell and Wynton Kelly, the classical legacy of Ravel and Debussy, and not least from the diverse genres of contemporary music exploding around him, Hancock has forged a style all his own." -- NPR. Herbie waxes eloquent about his struggles and triumphs, his family and his faith (he has been a practicing Buddhist for 40 years), and most especially, about his music. About the book, Quincy Jones says, "If you like piano or jazz, or music, or great stories, or life itself, you will love this book." We will pack this immaculate collector's copy in bubble-wrap to protect its corners and ship it in a sturdy box to make sure it arrives in perfect condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABH13
Synopsis: The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time
In Herbie Hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and 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, winning fourteen 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 shares 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.
About the Author: Jazz legend Herbie Hancock began playing piano at the age of seven. He would go on to play with Miles Davis before forming his own bands and working with musicians such as Sting, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Lang Lang, Christina Aguilera, and Carlos Santana. Hancock also won an Oscar for the score of Round Midnight. In 2011 he was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2013. He lives in Los Angeles.
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