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.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9780226300047
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Published: University of Chicago Press - August 15th, 2012