i saw herbie hancock last night.  i've been pondering what i would report here at ljp.  here is my review:

omg!!!
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who was he with? i saw him a few years ago here in japan. he was with nathan east (bass) and lionel loueke (guitar). don't remember the drummer's name.
here's the photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmurray/sets/72157626850600990/
he even sat in on my gig at the park hyatt hotel where he was staying:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmurray/3194368088/in/set-72157626850611074
how cool!!  great pics!  what a thrill!

sadly, i cannot remember the drummer's name at the moment, (happens a lot nowadays) but it was lionel loueke - guitar and james genus - bass.  of course they all played great, but herbie was on fire!  for three hours!!

i'm always blown away by the honesty and uniqueness of his playing.  a combination of inspiration, intellect, beautiful use of space; complex melodies and harmonies that take us on a very interesting journeys to where we think we are going, but yet we end up in an even more wonderful places, and a simply delightful guy in the midst of all of that greatness - hence - omg!!
trevor lawrence was the drummer. (found the brochure for the concert)
can you believe herbie just turned 70? i can only hope to have half that much energy when i'm that age (which is probably not that far off as it seems). one of the biggest ways i've been influenced by hh is that there's no reason i have to stick to playing just one style of music. and, in contrast to miles, there's nothing wrong with going back and playing the older stuff.
i know! i only have half that energy at 52! (and nowhere near the "stuff").  

they began  with actual proof (one of my faves), and it was completely new.  he never stops re-inventing himself.  he also did a free form solo piano thing that was just beautiful (of course).  he hinted that he might morph into maiden voyage, and it did show itself here and there, but not how i expected it
i had a chance to play on a fazioli piano the other day for as long as i wanted.  kind of an impromtu concert.  it happened to be the same piano that herbie had played last time he was in vancouver or something like that.  anyway, the keys were so smooth, the sound so nice, if it wasn't for the $500,000 price tag i might have walked home with it!
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time for another fundraiser!
i heard the mega millions lottery is at a record high, i'll go buy a ticket today.  if i win, free fazioli grand pianos for everyone in this thread :)
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i'll take one!  hey, would you mind buying me a ticket?  i'll pay ya back when we win:)
jam with herbie hancock

my 13 y.o. son had the chance to jam with herbie hancock. if possible, please see his video:



thank you very much!
how cool is that??!!  thanks for posting that!  congrats to your son!
priceless. now have your son transcribe herbie's lines with transcribe (slow down software) and upload it for all :)
sweeeet....
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herbie sure played some hip lines there. dad you should be proud of your son, he handled himself very well. so let's have the young man transcribe it and upload it, please.
notice herbie played his bass line an octave lower than the young man and it sounded better in that register. herbie also used the 4th voicing on the d minor chord unlike the young man.
basicly herbie plays "outside" frequently, near the end you can hear him obviously playing the db7 key/scale a bar earlier than it actually changes...

transcription from another live performance of "cantaloupe island" (interesting "outside" lines):
https://robertoflora.xoom.it/trascrizioni.html
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