Then And Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock
Released: Sep 2008
Herbie Hancock is the most significant jazz musician of the modern age. He helped define dreamy post-bop with Miles Davis and with his own band ("Maiden Voyage") while reminding fans that jazz was still party music ("Cantaloupe Island"). He revolutionized the use of electronics and was at the ground level of hip-hop with "Rockit." We could go on but there just isn't enough space. Hancock is so good at so much that you'll want to use this fine single disc set as the launching pad for discovering more of his music in depth. Start now -- there are decades of brilliance to listen to.