Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer)

~ Person


Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, born in Chicago, IL, USA, is without doubt the most well known, controversial and influential of all jazz pianists.
Soon noticed by and involved with Miles Davis, Mr Hancock almost stormed the hardbop Blue Note 60's with a number of legendary sessions, from his (nearly) first record Takin' Off, to The Prisoner.
Recording with the new Mile's cats, he then took an important turn (around the time of Head Hunters), experimenting and mixing genres, thus drifting from his previous fan base expectations.
While the hardbop's crowd thought he was completely lost for the cause, he then took a radical U-turn, with the all-stars-all-jazz V.S.O.P.
He has since recorded and experimented in a lot of directions, exploring "sound textures" and touring with various bands.
Certainly a very complex personality, with an extensive discography.

Annotation last modified on 2008-01-05 02:28 UTC.

Legal name: Herbert Jeffrey Hancock



1962Takin’ OffHerbie Hancock4.520
1963My Point of ViewHerbie Hancock31
1964Empyrean IslesHerbie Hancock4.215
1964Inventions & DimensionsHerbie Hancock48
1965Maiden VoyageHerbie Hancock416
1968Speak Like a ChildHerbie Hancock10
1969Fat Albert RotundaHerbie Hancock7
1969The PrisonerHerbie Hancock10
1971CrossingsHerbie Hancock47
1971MwandishiHerbie Hancock45
1973Head HuntersHerbie Hancock3.628
1973SextantHerbie Hancock411
1974ThrustHerbie Hancock410
1974DedicationHerbie Hancock5
1975Man-ChildHerbie Hancock58
1976SecretsHerbie Hancock56
1978SunlightHerbie Hancock4
1978Third PlaneRon Carter / Herbie Hancock / Tony Williams412
1979DirectstepHerbie Hancock6
1979Butterfly笠井紀美子 with Herbie Hancock4
1979Feets Don’t Fail Me NowHerbie Hancock11
1979The PianoHerbie Hancock6
1980Mr. HandsHerbie Hancock58
1980MonsterHerbie Hancock8
1981Magic WindowsHerbie Hancock8
1982Lite Me UpHerbie Hancock7
1982QuartetHerbie Hancock58
1983Future ShockHerbie Hancock414
1984Sound-SystemHerbie Hancock411
1985Village LifeHerbie Hancock and Foday Musa Suso43
1987NightwindMike Lawrence with Herbie Hancock & Bob James1
1988Perfect MachineHerbie Hancock6
1991Hot PianoHerbie Hancock1
1991Out of This WorldHerbie Hancock with Donald Byrd / Pepper Adams Quintet3
1994A Tribute to MilesHerbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wallace Roney & Tony Williams43
1994Dis Is da DrumHerbie Hancock57
1994The EggHerbie Hancock1
1995Jammin’ With HerbieHerbie Hancock1
1996The New StandardHerbie Hancock5
19971+1Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter4
1998Gershwin’s WorldHerbie Hancock7
1999VoyagerHerbie Hancock1
2000Jammin’ With HerbieHerbie Hancock1
2000Nightlife Late NightHerbie Hancock & Lionel Hampton1
2001Future 2 FutureHerbie Hancock4
2005PossibilitiesHerbie Hancock34
2007River: The Joni LettersHerbie Hancock11
2008Late Night Jazz FavoritesHerbie Hancock1
2010The Imagine ProjectHerbie Hancock4

Album + Compilation

1975Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
1976Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy TynerChick Corea / Herbie Hancock / Keith Jarrett / McCoy Tyner6
1979The Best of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock2
1988The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note YearsHerbie Hancock54
1989Jazz Time - 2Herbie Hancock1
1991The Very Best OfHerbie Hancock1
1991The CollectionHerbie Hancock2
1992The Best Of, Volume 2Herbie Hancock1
1993Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
1994Cantaloupe IslandHerbie Hancock53
1994Mwandishi: Complete Warner Bros. RecordingsHerbie Hancock4
1995The OriginalsHerbie Hancock1
1996Cantaloupe IslandHerbie Hancock1
1996Les IncontournablesHerbie Hancock1
1996Jazz & Blues Collection 63: Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
1996Piano GeniusHerbie Hancock1
1997Jazz Profile: Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
1997Dance SinglesHerbie Hancock1
1997Ses claviers multicoloresHerbie Hancock1
1998This Is Jazz 35Herbie Hancock2
1998Dr JazzHerbie Hancock1
1998Mr FunkHerbie Hancock1
1998Complete Blue Note Sixties SessionsHerbie Hancock1
1999Dancin' GroovesHerbie Hancock1
1999The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Hits!Herbie Hancock2
1999BacktracksQuincy Jones & Herbie Hancock1
1999Night WalkerHerbie Hancock2
2000Ken Burns JazzHerbie Hancock2
2001Back-to-BackQuincy Jones / Herbie Hancock1
2001Mouth MusicBobby McFerrin with Herbie Hancock, Yo‐Yo Ma1
2002The Herbie Hancock BoxHerbie Hancock1
2004The Best of Herbie Hancock: Blue Note Years, Volume 20Herbie Hancock1
2004Jazz Moods: 'Round MidnightHerbie Hancock1
2004Walk On the Wild SideQuincy Jones & Herbie Hancock1
2005De LuxeHerbie Hancock1
2006The Essential Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
2006The Collection: A Selection of Tracks From the Blue Note YearsHerbie Hancock2
2006Jazz to FunkHerbie Hancock1
2007The Finest in JazzHerbie Hancock1
2007Coleção Folha clássicos do jazz, Volume 2Herbie Hancock1
2007Rock Your SoulHerbie Hancock1
2007The Essential Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
2008Les Incontournables du jazz : Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
2008Then and Now: The DefinitiveHerbie Hancock4
2009Triple Best OfHerbie Hancock1
2010Watermelon Man: The Ultimate Hancock!Herbie Hancock1
2010Blue Note TSFHerbie Hancock1
2011Timeless Jazz: Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
2011Legends (Remastered)Herbie Hancock1
2011Playlist: The Very Best of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1
2011The Best of Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock1

Showing official release groups by this artist (Show all release groups / Show official various artist release groups / Show all various artist release groups)