THROWBACK THURSDAY: Herbie Hancock Jams With His Fairlight CMI Feat. Quincy Jones

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Herbie Hancock jams with Quincy Jones and his Fairlight CMI for this week’s Throwback Thursday.

After showing you the video of Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Herbie Hancock in the studio together, it was only fair that we dedicate this week’s Throwback Thursday to the great man. Equipped with the then-state-of-the-art Fairlight CMI, Herbie talked Quincy through the machine and how it worked before jamming to a funky beat he had previously programmed. Herbie was an innovator in the realms of jazz fusion back when Miles Davis was changing things up with Bitches Brew and he has always been technologically alert with his electric pianos and synthesizers. Pay attention to Herbie’s words on music technology and how it can be used depending on the user and his musical prophecies. We see you, Mr Hancock.

Stream it below.

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