Friday, July 29, 2016

Movie review: Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Made in a somewhat documentary style, this film takes you behind the scenes with Herbie Hancock while he collaborates with Christina Aguilera, Sting, Annie Lennox, Paul Simon, Santana, Damien Rice and John Mayer.

I have been hearing and seeing a lot of Herbie Hancock credits lately so I was interested when I ran across this film. It was interesting hearing in his words how collaboration works with different artists and even more enjoyable to see it happening.  I particularly enjoyed the part with John Mayer and came away with more respect for his creative talents. I was also very surprised at Christina Aguilera’s vocal capabilities. I was a bit disappointed with Sting in this one as I am a big fan but the type of music he was making just wasn’t to my tastes.

Some of the shots in this one are pretty dark which was a bit frustrating but otherwise it was technically well done.

If you are a Herbie Hancock fan I would say this is a must see, very informative and enjoyable to watch.

Released: 2005
Reviewed: 7.20.16
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Music, Documentary

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