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Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO  80206
By the time pianist Herbie Hancock turned 25 years old in 1965, he’d been part of Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet for two years and released five of his own albums, which included three of his most famous songs: “Watermelon Man,” “Cantaloupe Island” and “Maiden Voyage.” While Hancock spent a good part of the ’60s honing his hard-bop chops, toward the end of the decade and into the early ’70s he went the jazz-funk route with his groups Mwandishi and the Headhunters. Over the next few decades, Hancock explored other terrain in addition to jazz, as evidenced by the groundbreaking hit “Rockit” (from 1983’s Future Shock), the first pop single to employ scratching. In 2015, Hancock said that he’d been working on a new album with producer and DJ Flying Lotus, but there’s no word yet on when it will be released.


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