Legendary keyboardist Herbie Hancock revealed some exciting news in a recent interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune. The genre-jumping jazz man told the Union-Tribune that he is currently working on a solo album of new music, which in itself is exciting. The icing on the cake is the amazing group of musicians Hancock has assembled to work with him on the album. But the world has come to expect nothing less from a musician of Hancock’s caliber.
While Hancock has yet to reveal the name of the album or when it will come out, he did touch on the international, all-star cast he has curated for the project. The record will feature contributions from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Wayne Shorter, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, tabla master Zakir Hussein and West African guitarist slinger Lionel Loueke. Terrance Martin--who worked with Kendrick on his Grammy-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly--will produce Hancock’s new record.
The United Nations Goodwill Ambassador also had some insightful (as always) things to say about the importance of collaborating with artists of different ages and backgrounds. You can read the entire San Diego Union-Tribune feature here and keep it at AXS for updates on Herbie Hancock’s upcoming album.