Now in the seventh decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business, and music. Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960s. As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet, which pioneered a groundbreaking sound in jazz, Hancock also developed new approaches on his own recordings, followed by his work in the ’70s — with record-breaking albums such as Headhunters — that combined electric jazz with funk and rock in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music. Rockit and Future Shock marked his foray into electronic dance sounds; during the same period he also continued to work in an acoustic setting with V.S.O.P.
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