Herbie Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is a jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, USA. His most famous pieces include "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man" (from the Head Hunters album) and his rendition of George Gershwin's "Summertime". He has played with many other artists; in the 1960s he joined the quintet led by Miles Davis, with whom he stayed for more than five years.
During 1982 Hancock had a mainstream hit and Grammy award with the scratch-based single "Rockit", which also featured an innovative animated music video. In 1986 he played and acted in the film 'Round Midnight. He also wrote the score, for which he won an Academy Award for Original Music Score.
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