Rockit - The Herbie Hancock Story

Jamie Cullum presents a series charting the career of jazz legend Herbie Hancock.



After leaving the Miles Davis quintet Herbie pioneered the new sounds of jazz funk in the 1970s. He talks about how Sly and the Family Stone and his new found interest in Buddhism helped him to create the seminal Head Hunters album in 1973.

Michael Winner talks about Herbie's music for his 1974 film Death Wish and Michael Cuscuna talks about Herbie's score for Round Midnight, which won him an Academy Award. Jazz writer Kevin Le Gendre talks about the impact of I thought It Was You, Herbie's first pop/disco hit in the UK.

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In 1983, Herbie broke new ground with Rockit, merging turntables and jazz for the first time. A decade later, US3's Cantaloop reinvented Herbie for a new generation. Contributors include George Benson, turntablist Grand Mixer DXT and Kevin Godley