Keyboardist, bandleader, and jazz innovator.
With his frequent forays into electronic music, funk and R&B, Herbie Hancock often drives purists crazy, but he continues to explore and expand the idiom of jazz to this day.
Hancock was a child prodigy on the piano. At the age of 11, he performed the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 26 in D Major at a young people's concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
A jazz maverick and creative force in music 40+ years.
His motto was "There are no wrong notes on the piano."
The term covers subgenres like hard bop and free jazz.
Black music finely crafted and packaged for the masses.
The sound of young America masterminded by Berry Gordy.
Combines rhythm & blues and gospel music styles.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.