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Kirsten  (kmcripn) Herbie Hancock is best known as a jazz artist. But his music spans genres as well as decades. He was a child piano prodigy, performing a Mozart concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra when he was 11 years old. As a young man, he was invited to join the Miles Davis Quintet-and his career took off. He began winning Grammy awards— he has earned 14 to date—and he won an Oscar for his musical score for the movie “Round Midnight.” In a new memoir, the 74-year-old Hancock talks about his life and his music, and how Buddhism has guided him along the way.

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Kirsten  (kmcripn) Featured Clip: What "Rock It" Meant To Hip Hop

Joining us via skype from New York, Herbie Hancock talked about what winning five 1984 MTV music awards for “Rock It” meant to the Hip Hop Genre.

Featured Video: Round Midnight

More than being a great musician, Herbie Hancock is also known for being a great performer.

His career took off with the Miles Davis Quintet, with hits like “‘Round Midnight.'”

Featured Video: Rock It

He went on to strike out on his own with hits like “Rock It” (below).

Featured Clip: Hancock With The LA Philharmonic

Herbie Hancock is not just known for jazz. He started as a classical pianist and continues to perform in the genre, as in this video with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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