Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

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Released 2005

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Director:
Doug Biro
Released:
2005
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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006) is a documentary about famed jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and his collaborations and musical experimentations with pop stars of all genres. As the camera follows him for over a year and a half, they reveal the methods and techniques used to create his latest musical work, "Possibilities," while attempting to show the introspective side of Hancock. The setting is mostly his studio in New York, where he works with paramount artists such as Sting, Christina Aguilera, Trey Anastasio, Annie Lennox, John Mayer and Carlos Santana, only to name a few. As he coaches these artists to produce the sounds he imagines, his earlier career is referenced and reflected upon by all of the cast. This documentary is riddled with archive material and his personal memories of working with Miles Davis, performing with Wayne Shorter and leading the Headhunters. Directed by Doug Biro and Jon Fine, this film is a behind-the-scenes look at Herbie Hancock's musical processes and productions.moreless

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  • 70

    The New York Times

    Mr. Hancock, a longtime practitioner of Buddhism who encourages his adoring colleagues to journey beyond their "comfort zones," resulting in some interactions and freestyle jamming...

  • 60

    Variety

    The film is the portrait of a kind and giving man open to all positive ideas that come his way.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times

    Possibilities ends up as a testament to only one thing: a missed opportunity to explore one of the most visionary and influential careers in modern music.

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