HERBIE HANCOCK'S THE IMAGINE PROJECT SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 22
CD AND DOCUMENTARY RECORDED AROUND THE GLOBE AND WILL BE ACCOMPANIED
BY TOUR DATES TO COINCIDE WITH HANCOCK'S 70TH BIRTHDAY
Herbie Hancock's The Imagine Project, the new CD from multiple Grammy-winning artist and musical pioneer Herbie Hancock, is an unprecedented international recording and film project featuring collaborations between music legend Herbie Hancock and over a dozen superstars from every region of the planet. Utilizing the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility, the musical collaborations combine Hancock's genre-defying musical vision with the "local" musical identity of cultures from around the world. Additionally, noted Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Taxi To The Dark Side") is serving as one of the film's producers with veteran music producer Larry Klein serving as one of the album's producing consultants. The Imagine Project is set for release June 22, 2010 via Hancock Records/RED.
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Tracks include "The Song Goes On" with Anoushka Shankar (sitarist daughter of Ravi Shankar), Chaka Khan and Wayne Shorter which was recorded in Mumbai, India, along with a stellar group of Indian musicians; "Don't Give Up," a duet with guitarist extraordinaire Jeff Beck recorded in London featuring Seal and Pink, "Imagine" with Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck, Oumou Sangare and Lionel Loueke recorded in Paris and London; "Tamatant Tilay/Exodus" featuring Tinariwen, "Times They Are A Changin'" featuring The Chieftains, Lionel Loueke and Lisa Hannigan recorded in Ireland; "Jackpot" with Dave Matthews and Marcus Miller, "Space Captain" with Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, "Mi Tierra" recorded with Latin superstar Juanes in Miami and a track with Brazilian singer-songwriter Céu recorded in São Paulo.
While the CD and film will stand, on one level, as powerful testaments for the goals of world peace, humanity and tolerance along with respect for our planet, Herbie Hancock's The Imagine Project shall remain, at its core, entertainment content that is creatively and emotionally deeply fulfilling.
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