Start: 7:00 pm
Herbie Hancock drew from his years in bebop and hardbop, his years in the Miles Davis Quintet, and his knowledge of American and African cultures, acoustic and electronic music in creating music that shaped the sounds of the 1970s and beyond. State University of New York, Albany professor and director of the Electronic Music Institute Bob Gluck's book, You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band (University of Chicago Press), offers the first comprehensive study of this seminal group, mapping the musical, technological, political, and cultural changes that they not only lives in but also effected. "In the forty years that have passed since I saw the Mwandishi Band in Kansas City as a teenager, I have heard and even been able to participate in a lot of great music. But nothing I have experienced since has had more of an effect on my life than what those guys brought to the bandstand on those K.C. nights. To me, that band was the epitome of everything that jazz has ever promised to be ... This book takes an in-depth look at every detail of what made that amazing collection of musicians what it was. With his exhaustive research and detailed interviews, Bob Gluck brings the nature and workings of this amazing and influential ensemble to life." – Pat Metheny.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with ISLAND PRESS, the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE, and ISLANDWOOD. Island Press' series of environmentally-focused programs for 2012 concludes this evening with Adrienne Greve, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and co-author, with Michael R. Boswell and Tammy L. Seale, of Local Climate Action Planning (Island Press). This book, and this evening, focuses on what local communities can do about such a global matter. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via www.strangertickets.com. Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). Preferred seating for Town Hall members. For more information on this evening, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, Town Hall at (206) 652-4255, or see www.townhallseattle.org.