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Herbie Hancock on Bowl performance and upcoming album

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US jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock performs on stage during a concert at Vienna State Opera in Vienna, Austria, on July 4, 2017. HERBERT NEUBAUER/AFP/Getty Images

Even if you’re not into jazz, you’ve probably heard the music of Herbie Hancock, whose compositions such as “Cantaloupe Island” and “Watermelon Man” have crossed the musical genre divide into mainstream pop.

The pianist, composer and actor came to the fore in the 1960’s and hasn’t slowed down since. He’s set to release a new album in 2018 and you can catch him tomorrow, Wednesday night, at the Hollywood Bowl.

Oscar and Grammy award winner and Creative Chair for Jazz at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Herbie Hancock joins us on AirTalk to talk about his upcoming performance at the Bowl, his new work and his legacy.

Herbie Hancock will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl, Wednesday, August 23, at 8:00 p.m. Kamasi Washington is the opening act.  

Guest:

Herbie Hancock, jazz musician, Oscar-and Grammy-winning pianist

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