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|Herbie Hancock - Future2Future Live|
Actor: Herbie Hancock
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Keyboardist Herbie Hancock's foray into a fusion of jazz, funk, electronics, and hip-hop, begun in the early '70s, continues with this 104-minute concert, recorded in 2002 in Los Angeles. While there are occasional echoes ... more »
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Knowledge and wisdom...and then there?s those funky grooves!
J. Lund | SoCal, USA | 12/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Herbie Hancock concert video takes off from his recent FUTURE 2 FUTURE album, with 5.1 surround + DTS sound and multi-angle video options. Not only does F2FL have everything that I like about Herbie, but it pretty much personalizes the musical approach of his former employer Miles Davis, too. By that I mean, first you have an impressive collection of distinctive musicians, including trumpeter Wallace Roney, bassist Matthew Garrison (son of Coltrane bassist Jimmy), drummer Terri Lyne Carrington (who might have been Miles' last drummer if Ricky Wellman didn't get there first), turntable wizard D J Disk (taking on the role of percussionist, among other things), and the fine second keyboardist Darrell Diaz. Then you have an eclectic selection of tunes, including Hornets from SEXTANT (appropriately renamed Virtual Hornets), Chameleon from HEAD HUNTERS, Butterfly from THRUST, an almost unrecognizable Dolphin Dance from MAIDEN VOYAGE, Rockit from FUTURE SHOCK, and of course a number of key cuts from the newest CD. Finally, the elusive freedom-with-structure balance characteristic of many Miles and Herbie bands is often in evidence here, with fresh sonic textures and interesting solos that take chances without losing sight of the composition. Perhaps ironically, Herbie solos mostly on acoustic piano and Roney plays predominantly with electronic enhancements. Roney almost steals the show with a fine balance of long phrases and appropriate use of silence in-between them...he truly has arrived with his own style and is in no way a Miles clone, even if Davis' influence can be felt. The concert starts out a bit slowly but within 10 minutes the group has hit its stride, keeping the viewer interested throughout the remainder of the 105m concert. Highlighting the extras are Herbie talking about his sidepersons, plus the original 1983 videoclip for Rockit. I know Herbie tends to bounce from project to project, but my wish is that he will find the time to work in this context again soon. Maybe it's asking for too much but I'd love to see this group given the chance to reach its potential over a period of time ala Miles' and Herbie's best groups. Herbie is one of the few left on the scene today who could do it."
Ahead of his time......again?
dvdwerken | Minneapolis, MN | 02/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is of a great gig by Hancock and this band. The line-up of somewhat lesser known musicians (currently) is actually a great showcase of these up and coming talents. Hancock shows he is the master of the past, present and the future. I would love to see more of this kind of thing."
Herbie is the master of jazz piano
Steve B. | Los Angeles, CA USA | 03/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this up initially to check out Matt Garrison the young bass player on this DVD. I was blown away by the whole band and especially Terri Lynne Carrington dam she is a monster on the drums. Wallace Roney is fantastic. I invited friends over to check it out and they are ordering copies now.
Herbie is continues the Mile Davis tradition of always experimenting and discovering great young talent like Matt Garrision. Great music, excellent audio and video even multiple camera angles. In the extra they include the original 1982 video of Rockit then the 2002 version.
Definately a DVD musicians and Jazz fans need in their collection."