Tag: Herbie Hancock

International Jazz Day Celebrates the ‘Universal Language of Peace’

Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and the chairman of the newly named Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, had a message for the thousands of spectators on hand at the Hamer Auditorium in Melbourne, Australia, on April 30, as well as for the millions of fans watching him online via live web stream: “Jazz,” he said, “is the universal language of peace.”

Herbie Hancock with Buster Williams – “Toys”

Bassist Buster Williams was born on this day in Camden, New Jersey, in 1942. One of the most prolific bassists in jazz, Williams was a seminal figure in the bebop movement and played a crucial role in developing the sound of the bass in modal jazz, cool jazz and other post-bop genres.

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Dig In: The Essential Electric Miles Playlist

Taken with an open ear and an open mind, the recordings from Miles’ Electric Period offer some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and weirdly exhilarating music of his career.

G’day, Jazz: Australia to Host 2019 International Jazz Day Global Concert

Say “G’day” to your 2019 International Jazz Day lineup. Today, the UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock announced the program for the 2019 edition of International Jazz Day, which will be launched in Australia and celebrated in more than 190 countries.

Miles Davis – “My Funny Valentine (Live)”

On this date in 1964, trumpeter Miles Davis performed a concert at the Philharmonic Hall of Lincoln Center in New York City with a quintet that featured George Coleman on tenor saxophone, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums and Herbie Hancock on piano.

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