Your recent projects are often vocal participation, this time Seal, Pink or Chaka Khan. Why?
It seemed important that the messages that I want to be made vocally. On The Imagine Project, I also address the greatest number with guests who are all prominent artists, from eleven different countries.
Is it easier for a jazz musician to collaborate with artists of universe varied? Certainly. I would never have been able to record this record without the foundations of jazz. It is a music open, global and which is fed from other cultures. The Jazz is a conception of humanity.
Where does your curiosity? Have you ever listened to all genres of music? Curiosity is my nature. Child, I was interested in science. The combination of my interest in science and music is the same which is why I am immediately interested in electrical and electronic instruments.
albums “Head Hunters”, “Future Schock” or “Future 2 Future” correspond to In addition to technological revolutions in music … I have tried everything in my career. But the most important are collaborations, because they are part of the spirit of jazz. One of the essential things that I learned while working with Miles Davis, is listening. Listening is the key to collaboration. This is the basis not only of my evolution as a musician but also as human beings.
The album is an evocation of globalization and how we can influence it. What is the message? This album is my vision. But he does not speak to me, he talks about us. I encourage everyone to follow my example: be proactive, take things in hand to do what we want globalization. Do not expect policies they do, act as individuals we are.
Globalization has yet serious negative impact on the economy and social fabric … Let’s stop complaining. We are at the beginning of a process and it is we, the people who hold power over him. This is our world, we have responsibility.
You are Buddhist. This influence does your creativity? While this album is related to Buddhism. Buddhism is peace.Inner peace but also across the family, community or nation.
You have long played jazz compositions with complex harmonies and rhythms. What motivates you pop in this directory? The simplicity of pop music is a challenge for me. It requires that I dive deep into what I have in my heart. I was forced to develop a game minimalist, without using a technical device. This is another step in my development. You always learn things.Is this the secret of your eternal youth? Yes! I am still a student. But my subject, it’s not just music: that’s life. And I did not feel like 70 years!
Herbie Hancock (keyboards) with Greg Phillinganes (keyboards), Lionel Loueke (guitar), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Tal Wilkenfeld (bass).