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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herbie Hancock, Lisa Dickey Narrator: Herbie Hancock Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2014 ISBN: 9780698153806
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The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time

In Herbie Hancock legendary jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, garnering fourteen Grammy Awards along the way.

From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis’s second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; Herbie Hancock reveals the method behind Hancock’s undeniable musical genius.

Hancock discusses his musical influences, colorful behind-the-scenes stories, his long and happy marriage, and how Buddhism inspires him creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, Herbie Hancock promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Herbie Hancock is one of the greats. His book is a fascinating account of his time in the music business. From Miles Davis to Paul Simon and beyond, Herbie’s stories are an insightful delight for all of us.”

    Paul McCartney

  • “Herbie Hancock has led a fascinating life. And the story of that life makes a fascinating book. What is most impressive about Hancock’s autobiography, Possibilities, is his facility—his co-author, Lisa Dickey, surely deserves some of the credit—for writing about music in a way that is neither too technical for the musically illiterate nor too dumbed-down for the knowledgeable.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A mind-blowing who’s who of jazz music…Amazing work here for musician and fan alike.”


  • “[Possibilities is] very effective at its paramount task: getting the reader to dig into the catalog of this restless jazz genius with newly edified ears.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Melodically weaving the notes of his personal life around his exploration of numerous music genres from classical and R&B to funk and hip-hop, renowned pianist Hancock elegantly composes a tuneful sound track of his life in music.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A warm, inspiring book by a man who seems to have little ego despite a career spent near the peak of his art.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The listener is treated to a panoramic whirlwind of visits to recording studios and other creative settings. Life experiences, including addiction and rehabilitation, are also explored. Hancock’s Buddhist faith serves as an anchor in this audiobook, which is, despite the absence of music, an entirely jazz-like experience as it is performed in the moment. Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award.”


  • Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Narration by the Author
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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About the Author

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock began playing piano at the age of seven. He would go on to play with Miles Davis before forming his own bands and working with musicians such as Sting, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Lang Lang, Christina Aguilera, and Carlos Santana. He also won an Oscar for the score of Round Midnight. In 2011 he was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2013.