Quotes by Herbie Hancock

A couple of years ago, I came up with the idea for a film that I thought could be interesting, and I took it to a couple of people - nobody professional or anything - but I thought it was kind of cool.
– Herbie Hancock
A lot of the people that are making the music didn't have the kind of experiences I've had, playing with some of the great masters of jazz.
– Herbie Hancock
A lot of this look backwards in society and musically is to find some of the real roots, because they can't find them here. There are roots in the past, but not so much now. Maybe this explains their need to do that, and if that's the case, it's OK.
– Herbie Hancock
A lot of times, other people turn me on to new people that are doing stuff, so I don't consider myself a spokesman for everything that's going on in jazz.
– Herbie Hancock
A method that doesn't use what you know. It's just pure, raw emotion.
– Herbie Hancock
A roadie had some difficulties downloading a certain file. I was able to fix it myself.
– Herbie Hancock
Actually, African Americans I think are completely now all mixed.
– Herbie Hancock
Also, I haven't heard an synthesizer yet that I can truly say has the resolution and is capable of the nuances of the acoustic piano, so I don't even try and compare those anymore.
– Herbie Hancock
Although I had stopped listening to R&B, it still would move my soul.
– Herbie Hancock
Although my parents were playing jazz for me when I was a kid, I didn't pay much attention until I saw someone my age improvising, playing jazz..
– Herbie Hancock
Americans are taught that white people did everything, but that is changing. American history and our dealings with other cultures are a constant conflict of understanding.
– Herbie Hancock
And I don't always talk about music, and I don't always play music, and I don't always think about music.
– Herbie Hancock
And I just practiced on it and practiced on it. I found a lot of little things about details, about accents and how much of an accent to make.
– Herbie Hancock
And I loved it, I loved it! I wanted to be part of the newer stuff.
– Herbie Hancock
And if I don't express that, then what's my life worth?
– Herbie Hancock
And it's also made me aware that music isn't about music.
– Herbie Hancock
And jazz is also for the body because it is rhythmic, but it's also for the mind and for the soul, and it is very creative.
– Herbie Hancock
And that was fascinating, because you could do something different every time.
– Herbie Hancock
And you allow yourself to play off that plane. You're in this dark room of unknowns, you allow yourself to go there.
– Herbie Hancock
Another convention is that the drummer and bass player are timekeepers, but there's no reason they have to be bound to that.
– Herbie Hancock