Artsology saw a great concert last month, Herbie Hancock at Carnegie Hall. It was a celebration of Herbie’s 70th birthday (although he looks like he’s 50), and for the first set he had numerous special guests, including Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Joe Lovano on tenor sax, and Wallace Roney and Terrance Blanchard on trumpet, among others.
For the second set, Herbie introduced a new band for his new album, “The Imagine Project,” which intends to send a message of peace through global collaboration. Herbie himself said about this record: “We are all one people expressing ourselves in our various ways. We have our commonalities and our differences. Both are being celebrated.”