Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

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This album features a variety of guest musicians such as Trey Anastasio, John Mayer and Carlos Santana. It earned Hancock two nominations at the 2006 Grammy Awards: Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "A Song for You" (shared with pop singer Christina Aguilera) and Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Gelo na Montanha" (shared with rock singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio).

In Herbie Hancock: Possibilities the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B, and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, winning fourteen GRAMMY® Awards along the way.

From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis's second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; Herbie Hancock: Possibilities reveals the method behind Hancock's undeniable musical genius. Hancock shares his musical influences, colorful behind-the-scenes stories, his long and happy marriage, and how Buddhism inspires him creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers.


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Studio album by 
Released August 29, 2005 (UK)
August 30, 2005 (U.S.)
Recorded 2005
Genre Jazz
Length 58:31
Label Vector/Hear Music
Producer Herbie Hancock, Jessica Hancock, John Alagía, Bob Brockman, Yaron Fuchs, Bryce Goggin, Steven "Steven J." Jordan, Rob Lewis, Alan Mintz, Greg PhillinganesPaul Simon
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Possibilities is the forty-fifth studio album by American jazz musician Herbie Hancock, released in the United States on August 30, 2005 by Vector Recordings.


The album features a variety of guest musicians such as Trey AnastasioJohn Mayer and Carlos Santana. It earned Hancock two nominations at the 2006 Grammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "A Song for You" (shared with pop singer Christina Aguilera) and Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Gelo na Montanha" (shared with rock singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio).