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Herbie Hancock Reflects On The Influences And Highlights Of His Career

 Columbia Records Publicity Photo, circa 1976 (Credit: Sony Music Archives)

Above: Columbia Records Publicity Photo, circa 1976 (Credit: Sony Music Archives)

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San Diego will have a chance to hear the pianist, composer and bandleader, Herbie Hancock in concert Tuesday night at Humphrey's By The Bay. Hancock joined Midday Edition Monday to talk about who influenced his sound and creativity.

Aired: August 19, 2019 | Transcript

From jazz to post-bop Herbie Hancock is one of the architects behind much of the music we hear today.

San Diegans will have a chance to hear the pianist, composer and bandleader in concert on Tuesday night at Humphreys by the bay.

Hancock joined Midday Edition Monday to talk about who influenced his sound and creativity.

Featured songs:

Artist: Herbie Hancock

Song: Watermelon Man

Album: "Takin' Off"

Year: 1962

Artist: Herbie Hancock

Song: Rockit

Album: "Future Shock"

Year: 1983

Artist: Aretha Franklin

Song: Misty

Album: "Yeah!!!"

Year: 1965

Artist: Miles Davis Quintet

Song: Footprints

Album: "Miles Smiles"

Year: 1967

Artist: Herbie Hancock

Song: Quasar

Album: "Crossings"

Year: 1972

Artist: Sly and the Family Stone

Song: Poet

Album: "There's a Riot Goin' On"

Year: 1971

Artist: Herbie Hancock

Song: Watermelon Man

Album: "Head Hunters"

Year: 1973

Artist: Herbie Hancock

Song: Thought It Was You

Album: "Sunlight"

Year: 1978

Artist: Herbie Hancock

Song: Black Gravity

Album: "Future 2 Future"

Year: 2001

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