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Herbie Hancock Tour

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Herbie Hancock Tour

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Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington, two of the biggest names in Jazz, will join forces for a North American co-headlining tour this summer. Their initial slew of dates, starting July 30 in Vienna, Va. And ending Aug. 23 in Berkeley, Calif., Should go on sale to the general public this Friday. Hancock, 14-time Grammy-winning pianist and NEA Jazz Master, will lead a band similar to one featured a few years ago in the Jazz Night in America Concert film: Lionel Loueke on guitars, Terrace Martin on alto saxophone and synthesizers, James Genus on electric bass, and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. Their set list will combine Hancock favorites and material from the highly anticipated forthcoming album. Hancock has long been an exemplar of Jazz crossover: he's rare instrumental virtuoso to credibly break through to mainstream audience, let alone the pop album chart. He received his first gold record in 1974 with Head Hunters, self-title debut by his New Jazz-funk band. At time, critic Lee Underwood stamped Concert review With smirk: mr. Communicate-With-AWider-Audience, Herbie Hancock, open to a full house recently, again pleasing funkers while disappointing more cerebrally oriented connoisseurs. Washington has earned a similar reputation since the release of his debut triple album, Epic, in 2015. A tenor saxophonist and bandleader with a talent for ecstatic, Washington is a key figure in what has lately been touted as Jazz resurgence in popular culture. His follow-up to Epic, double album title Heaven and Earth, received widespread acclaim last year, landing at No. 12 on NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. And at the beginning of this year, Washington had a premiere at Sundance: As Told to G / D Thyself, dreamy, episodic short film, featuring work of African-American filmmakers like Bradford Young and Jenn Nkiru. Both Hancock and Washington will be busy in the weeks and months leading up to their tour. Hancock, as chairman of Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, is preparing for International Jazz Day festivities in Australia at the end of this month, culminating in global all-star Concert in Melbourne on April 30. Hancock is also scheduled to perform at Beacon Theater in New York on Aug. 1, and at Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island on Aug. 2 and 3. Washington is also headlining at Newport, on Aug. 3, but that's far from the only synchronicity he has with his co-headliner. Terrace Martin, longtime Washington associate, is another one. Hancock and Washington also both appear on you're Dead!, 2014 album by producer Flying Lotus. And there have been reliable reports that Hancock's next album-In-progress will feature Washington. Moving out of the realm of speculative, there's bit of precedent for this tour. In 2017, Hancock headline concert at the Hollywood Bowl, with Washington as the opener. Reviewing that concert for the Los Angeles Times, Chris Barton painted a picture of hometown victory lap for Washington, and a show of dominion by Hancock.

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