Pianist, composer and synthesist Herbie Hancock has had a profound influence on American music since the early 1960's. As a composer, he has written numerous songs that have become part of the standard repertoire of jazz, including "Maiden Voyage" and "Watermelon Man." His piano playing has been part of some of the most memorable recordings in the last thirty years, including those with the Miles Davis Quintet and duets with Chic Corea as well as his own small group recordings. As a synthesist, Herbie has been responsible for combining Jazz and Rock into his own distinctive style which has enabled jazz to cross into the coveted exposure usually reserved for the three minute Pop song. He continues to be an active and ever-evolving force on the music scene.
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