Friday, February 8, 12 noon, tickets from $21
YOU’LL KNOW WHEN YOU GET THERE: ON HERBIE HANCOCK AND THE MWANDISHI BAND
“ I've been captivated by Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi band for many years. The story of how Hancock took this novel direction engages numerous important issues about the evolution of musical forms, racial identity, and creative uses of technology.”- jazz historian and musician Bob Gluck
Renowned jazz historian/musician Bob Gluck reveals the many ingredients that helped to create Herbie Hancock’s totally unique and wonderfully spontaneous “grand experiment”: the Mwandishi Band.
From 1970-1973 this exploratory ensemble extended the “open” approach of Miles Davis' second quintet, of which Herbie Hancock was an integral member. Utilizing everything from the experimental use of synthesizers, fusing a wild assortment of musical genres, African and American cultures and earthy, acoustic sounds, The Mwandishi Band approached every one of their performances with the attitude and intent of it bringing bringing forth something totally new, exciting and innovative…and more often than not it did! The band’s lasting influence on jazz and American Popular music is felt to this day
From Herbie Hancock’s work with Miles Davis, to the experimental use of synthesizers, fusing an assortment of musical genres, American and African cultures, and acoustic and electronic sounds, the band created some of the most innovative and exciting music of the 1970s and helped to re-shape jazz and American popular music.
"With his exhaustive research and detailed interviews, Bob Gluck brings the nature and workings of this amazing and influential ensemble to life."
- Pat Metheny
"Bob Gluck's book is a major accomplishment and welcomed addition to jazz literature, shedding light on the days when experimental and popular music flourished as one in America..."
- Howard Mandel
Mwandishi band book blog: http://bobgluck.com/
Bob plays Mwandishi music: http://www.electricsongs.com/mwandishimusic/
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