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A method that doesn't use what you know. It's just pure, raw emotion.
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Actually, African Americans I think are completely now all mixed.
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And I don't always talk about music, and I don't always play music, and I don't always think about music.
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And if I don't express that, then what's my life worth?
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And that was fascinating, because you could do something different every time.
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At first I sounded like any stiff classical musician, trying to play that stuff.
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Being a musician is what I do, but it's not what I am.
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But I can't name a specific synthesizer that is my favorite.
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But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
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But if I'm banging my head against a wall because I can't come up with any ideas, that's not so much fun.
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But it's all part of the humanistic approach. Humanism amid the machines, you know?
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But these days I never turn on radios, I always turn them off.
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But, the truth is that everyone is somebody already.
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By contrast, wisdom captivates people's hearts and has the power to open a new age.
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Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music.
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Creativity shouldn't be following radio; it should be the other way around.
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Even the things that are on the Plugged Nickel set. I don't know how we did some of that.
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Getting the Oscar had the biggest impression on me.
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He just blew me away and what it taught me was that Miles didn't hear it as a mistake.
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I actually own Final Cut Pro, which is software for editing video, and Premiere from Adobe, I have that.
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I decided years ago that I wasn't interested in being a virtuoso of the piano.
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I feel a lot more secure about the directions I take, than I might have, had I not practiced Buddhism.
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I get bored easily, but later I learned that it is OK to do something that others have done.
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I have available to me all of the tools of my musical experience.
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I just wish more attention could be placed on the human being.
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I look for what's of value and extract that. I don't look to criticize.
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I mean, nobody has a statement on their record.
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I started playing piano when I was 7. And I started with classical lessons. Then I really got exposed to jazz.
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I think I heard the name Muddy Waters first, then John Lee Hooker.
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I think I was supposed to play jazz.
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I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn.
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I try stuff. I synthesize what's of value with some of the other things I have at my disposal.
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I try to practice with my life.
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I was excited about the possibility of going to New York.
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I was making a hierarchy out of music, and it's ridiculous.
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I was very much aware of blues, because it was on the radio all the time.
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I wasn't concerned about jazz - that's just one of the tools.
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I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future. Carving out new ways of looking at things.
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I'm always looking to create new avenues or new visions of music.
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I'm aware that a lot of what is happening in jazz has not had a very dynamic change in a long time.
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I'm happy if anything that I did takes the limelight.
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I'm not telling students not to practice or advising people to limit themselves.
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I've been a religious, spiritual person for a long time.
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'I've got to learn how to do this. That's my instrument, and he can do it. Why can't I?
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I've had a lot of music in my own head.
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In the past, there's always been one leader that has led the pack to development of the music.
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It is people's hearts that move the age.
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It pulled me like a magnet, jazz did, because it was a way that I could express myself.
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It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
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It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.
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Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also has lent itself to other genres of music.
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Jazz is about being in the moment.
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Like no matter what happens, this would be the ultimate, they can make something positive happen.
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Miles' sessions were not typical of anybody else's sessions. They were totally unique.
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Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
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Music is the tool to express life - and all that makes a difference.
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Nobody told me I was a child prodigy.
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One of the greatest attributes of jazz, I think, is that it is that open.
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One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing.
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One thing that attracted me to Buddhism was the support for this larger vision of values.
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People are afraid to spend money now because they don't know how long they're going to be working.
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Pieces don't have to have the same tempo from beginning to end.
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See, there were certain rules I'd always used, and people like Trane, they would break those rules.
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Since time is a continuum, the moment is always different, so the music is always different.
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So I didn't actually change my name the way some people did.
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So I'm out of the box - and understanding that has opened up my interests in the rest of the world.
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So in other words, we were constantly challenged to grow, and that's what a master does.
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Technology has developed to a whole other level and there's the scientist part of me that loves that stuff.
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The first thing I ever heard about synthesizers, they were being used in rock.
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The mixture of all kinds of things, all kinds of beings - it's just like what we have here in this country.
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The music becomes something that is its own entity.
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The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.
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The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.
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The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique.
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The value of music is to be able to play one note at the right time in the right way.
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Then I would watch him improvise, and I would be fascinated by what he was doing.
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There are a lot of records coming out, in every field of music, not just jazz.
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There's only one person named Herbie Hancock.
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We are eternally linked not just to each other but our environment.
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We can all be ourselves, be true to ourselves, and all be together.
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We decided it would be interesting to approach the music as a group solo.
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We wanted to share creativity and didn't want to be bound by traditional jazz conventions.
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When I was coming up, I practiced all the time because I thought if I didn't I couldn't do my best.
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When I was in my early teens, I remember coming to the conclusion that your life never ends.
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When I was young I used to listen to everything.
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When you struggle to reach for something you don't know, that's where the most interesting stuff is.
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While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future.
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Wisdom corresponds to the future; it is philosophy.
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Wisdom is the key to understanding the age, creating the time.
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Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose.
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You asked me before about being an innovator and I mentioned that I've always been some kind of leader.
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You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom.
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You can practice to learn a technique, but I'm more interested in conceiving of something in the moment.
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You don't know what that's going to sound like; you just do it because the urge is there.
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You don't need the fame to be vital.
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You would not exist if you did not have something to bring to the table of life.
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Herbie Hancock Events

2011 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring David Geffen - Arrivals

2011-02-12

Los Angeles Philharmonic 20102011 season opening night gala, held at Walt Disney Concert Hall

2010-10-07

Stand Up To Cancer held at Sony Pictures Studios - Arrivals

2010-09-10

The EMI Post Grammy Party 2010 held at the W Hotel Hollywood

2010-01-31

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