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Format: CD
Sku: 215889983
UPC: 766929948426
UPC 14: 00766929948426
Release Date: 6/22/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Imagine - (featuring India.Arie/Jeff Beck/Oumou Sangare/Seal/Konono No.1) ~ Herbie Hancock
2. Don't Give Up - (featuring John Legend) ~ Herbie Hancock
3. Tempo de Amor ~ Herbie Hancock
4. Space Captain - (featuring Susan Tedeschi) ~ Herbie Hancock
5. Times They Are a Changin', The - (featuring The Chieftains/Toumani Diabat?) ~ Herbie Hancock
6. Tierra, La ~ Herbie Hancock
7. Tamatant Tilay/Exodus - (featuring K'NAAN/Los Lobos/Tinariwen) ~ Herbie Hancock
8. Tomorrow Never Knows ~ Herbie Hancock
9. Change Is Gonna Come, A - (featuring James Morrison) ~ Herbie Hancock
10. Song Goes On, The - (featuring K.S. Chithra/Anoushka Shankar/Wayne Shorter/Chaka Khan) ~ Herbie Hancock

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Helik Hadar.
Muze PNote Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Africa Studio, Bamako, Mali; Garage Sale Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Guillaume Tell Studios, Paris, France; Henson Studios, Hollywood, CA; Market Street, Santa Monica, CA; NaCena Studios, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA; Rak Studios, London, England; Studio X, Seattle, WA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA; Swamp Raga Studios, Jacksonville, FL; The Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA; WindMill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland; YRF Studio, Mumbai, India.
Muze PNote Photographer: Douglas Kirkland.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Herbie Hancock; Ken Hertz.
Muze PNote Herbie Hancock's star-studded The Imagine Project was several years in the making, recorded in seven countries with musicians from all over the globe. Hancock's band with producer/bassist Larry Klein, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, percussionist Alex Acu¤a, and guitarist Lionel Loueke is a common denominator. Most selections are interpretations of well-known pop, folk, and soul songs. The best things here are indeed fine. There's a gorgeous reading of Baden Powell's "Tempo de Amore" thanks to Lucas Martins' bassline and C?U's singing. "Space Captain" by the Derek Trucks-Susan Tedeschi Band --with Hancock and Colaiuta -- brings out a much-needed soulful grit to Tedeschi's vocals, gospelized four-party harmony, and tough slide playing by Trucks. Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a Changin'," with Lisa Hannigan's raw, emotive vocals, is underscored by interplay between the Chieftains and Toumani Diabat?'s kora and Hancock's piano. The tune actually moves past its American folk revival beginnings to reflect a worldwide sentiment. "Tamatant Tilay"/"Exodus" pairs the nomad Malian guitar band Tinariwen's song with Bob Marley's classic. Hancock's trio, K'NAAN, Tinariwen, and three members of Los Lobos are all featured on vocals. Tinariwen dominates with Hancock's funky clavinet pushing against their snaky wall of guitars and ululating singing; it's the hippest track here. Klein's "The Song Goes On" features Anoushka Shankar, Wayne Shorter, Chaka Khan, and K.S. Chithra with some lyrics translated into Hindi for the Indian vocalists. A full-on Indian session band interacts with Shorter's knotty soprano sax, and the only truly engaged Hancock piano playing on the set. ~ Thom Jurek

Producer: Herbie Hancock; Ken Hertz

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist P!nk
Muze Guest Artist India.Arie
Muze Guest Artist Jeff Beck
Muze Guest Artist Oumou Sangare
Muze Guest Artist Seal
Muze Guest Artist Konono No. 1
Muze Guest Artist John Legend
Muze Guest Artist Ceu
Muze Guest Artist Derek Trucks
Muze Guest Artist Susan Tedeschi
Muze Guest Artist Lisa Hannigan
Muze Guest Artist The Chieftains
Muze Guest Artist Toumani Diabate
Muze Guest Artist Juanes
Muze Guest Artist K'naan
Muze Guest Artist Los Lobos
Muze Guest Artist Tinariwen
Muze Guest Artist Dave Matthews
Muze Guest Artist James Morrison
Muze Guest Artist K.S. Chithra
Muze Guest Artist Anoushka Sha

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Twist Of Jobim
Muze Music Compilations Gershwin's World
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits Of The 80's
Muze Music Compilations Soul Sauce!
Muze Music Compilations Soul Hits Of 80s
Muze Music Compilations Pieta
Muze Music Compilations Man Alive
Muze Music Compilations Givin It Up
Muze Music Compilations Awake
Muze Music Compilations Essential Jaco Pastorius
Muze Music Compilations Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music: 80's
Muze Music Compilations Jazz:smithsonian Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Roots
Muze Music Compilations Impressions
Muze Music Compilations Desfado
Muze Music Compilations Icon:best Of Blue Note

Associated Artists and Works

Brown, James
Corea, Chick
Ears, Rabbit
Elias, Eliane
Elias, Eliane (Piano)
Eric Dolphy Quintet
Green, Grant
Hampton, Lionel
Heath, Albert "Tootie"
Jones, Quincy
Mandingo (Latin)
McBride, Christian
Original Soundtrack
Rabbit Ears
Hancock Island: The Music Of Herbie Hancock ~ White, Lenny

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/22/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : HR0001
Music Label Name Label : Hancock Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.71)
- "His take on Bob Marley's 'Exodus' -- featuring K'naan and Los Lobos -- is a truly global trip." -- Grade: B

JazzTimes (p.54)
- "When everything clicks, it's a heady mix, as evidenced by the album-closing 'The Song Goes On'....This is a recoding truly worthy of Hancock's expressive skills and imagination."

Billboard (p.36)
- "Hancock holds his own as a visionary and pianist, playing just enough to be present but also serving as a gracious host to his distinguished guests."

Mojo (Publisher)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Hancock manages to unite a raft of disparate musical and cultural elements into something resembling a cohesive and harmonious whole."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Hancock,Herbie
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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