The pianist bookends his life story by recalling a concert with Miles Davis' quintet nearly 50 years ago. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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NEW YORK: Herbie Hancock doesn't begin or end his newly published memoir "Possibilities" by recalling any of the many highlights in his 50-plus-year career, such as receiving the 2008 Album of the Year Grammy Award for "River: The Joni Letters".The trumpeter quickly played some notes that made the chord sound right and unleashed a solo that took the song in a new direction.In "Possibilities," written with Lisa Dickey, Hancock describes his constantly evolving career: as a child prodigy playing classical musical, a sideman in Davis' legendary mid-1960s quintet, and as a bandleader who went from far-out jazz-fusion with his Mwandishi band, to funk with the Headhunters, to hip-hop on the album "Future Shock" and beyond.Q: In the book you describe Miles Davis as your "musical mentor".
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