I’m looking forward to this musically transforming moment … “The Imagine Project,” simply defies category, beyond anything we could imagine, it’s a breathtaking world music excursion from the genius of the phenomenal Herbie Hancock … Rob Young
CD AND DOCUMENTARY RECORDED AROUND THE GLOBE AND WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY TOUR DATES
Hancock joined by Anoushka Shanka, Seal, Pink, Jeff Beck, Konono No. l, Lionel Louke, Ceu, Dave Matthews, Lisa Hannigan, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Chaka Khan, Tinariwen, The Chieftains, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter, Oumou Sangare, Juanes, James Morrison and more …
Los Angeles, California. In honor of Herbie Hancock’s 70th birthday on Monday, April 12th, fans around the globe will be offered the opportunity to download a free track, “The Song Goes On,” from the new CD “Herbie Hancock’s The Imagine Project” set for release June 21st. Featuring Anoushka Shankar (sitarist daughter of Ravis Shankar), Chaka Khan and Wayne Shorter, the track was recorded in Mumbai, India, along with a stellar group of Indian musicians and will be available free to fans for two weeks!
Herbie Hancock’s “The Imagine Project”, the new CD from multiple Grammy-winning artist and musical pioneer Herbie Hancock, is an unprecedented international recording and film project featuring collaborations between music legend Herbie Hancock and over a dozen superstars from every region of the planet. Utilizing the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility, the musical collaborations combine Hancock’s genre-defying musical vision with the “local” musical identity of cultures from around the world. Additionally, footage from each recording session has been shot in each locale to be included in a planned documentary. With veteran music producer Larry Klein serving as one of the album’s producing consultants. “The Imagine Project” is set for release June 21st via Hancock Records/Red. Continue reading