HERBIE HANCOCK PERFORMS GRAMMY ALBUM ‘RIVER’ ON ‘LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD’
On June 26th, Herbie Hancock will perform selections from his Grammy Award winning Album of the Year ‘River: The Joni Letters‘ on the new season of Sundance Channel’s acclaimed original music series ‘Live From Abbey Road.’ Corrine Bailey Rae will join the legendary jazz musician for their only live performance to date of the album’s title track “River.” Hancock also recruited talented young singer Sonya Kitchell, who is performing with him on tour this spring and summer, as well as the world-class musicians Wayne Shorter and Vinnie Colaiuta to accompany him for the session.
Tune in June 26th at 10pm to sample some of the “ceaselessly eclectic set” (Daily Variety, 6.16.08) Hancock’s performing on the road. Watch “River” from ‘Live From Abbey Road‘ here.
Critical praise continues for Herbie Hancock; now for his ‘River of Possibilities ‘ tour which included a performance at the Playboy Jazz Fest last week and at Carnegie Hall as part of the JVC Jazz Fest this Monday, June 23rd. Hancock’s “intimate reinvention” (NY Times, 9.9.07) of Joni Mitchell songs, ‘River: The Joni Letters‘ garnered two Grammy awards this year including the prestigious Album of the Year prize. Also, this week the Jazz Journalists Association named Hancock Artist of the Year.
“(At the 30th Playboy Jazz Festival) Hancock coursed through funk, jazz and Joni Mitchell interpretations with an easy shifting stylistic focus that managed to both settle into deep grooves and hit heights of spontaneous invention.”
– Orange County Register (CA), 6.16.08