JAZZ STAR HERBIE HANCOCK GOES GLOBAL WITH ALBUM

Jazz icon Herbie Hancock has rounded up another all-star cast for the multimedia follow-up to his Grammy-winning tribute to Joni Mitchell.

“The Imagine Project” aims to unite “a myriad of cultures through song and positive creative expression,” according to a statement. Collaborators include pop singer Pink, guitarist Jeff Beck, sitarist Anoushka Shankar, Irish folk group the Chieftains and Colombian rocker Juanes.

The self-financed album will be released on June 22 through the pianist’s own Hancock Records label, and will be promoted with what a spokeswoman called an “extensive” world tour. Dates are already set for New York’s Carnegie Hall on June 24 and the Hollywood Bowl on September 1.

For the full article: Reuters

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