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Season 1 Episode 10

Herbie Hancock

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 2009 on SundanceTV
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The legendary Herbie Hancock is the next stop on Elvis' colorful, eclectic interview/performance 'tour' of the western worlds variegated music scene. A child prodigy, Herbie's career has spanned almost 60 years - from performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11 to recording with Sting, Annie Lennox, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Paul Simon and Carlos Santana in 2005. And, while perched behind a beautiful grand piano, he discusses all of it - from Miles Davis to Joni Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix. He also ably demonstrates and illustrates various masterful keyboard styles and techniques. Herbie is then joined by Karriem Riggins and Christian McBride on drums and bass for what the Sundance website describes as "a couple of riveting performances". To top everything off, "Elvis and Herbie join forces to tackle a song from River, the album of Joni Mitchell songs released in 2008 which earned him a Grammy for Album of the Year.moreless

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