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Herbie Hancock at BALOISE SESSION 2012
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Herbie Hancock

Sat, 27. Oct 2012, 9.45 PM | Best of Jazz
Musical Theater Basel

Art moves us when artists share a part of their lives in it. «Art is always a risk», Mani Matter once said; If you aren’t ready to take that risk, you have nothing to say. Herbie Hancock and Melody Gardot are great artists, because they are on a constant journey. Hancock has not stopped for the past five decades; Gardot for one. Both are jazz artists, but they fearlessly transcend genre boundaries in their quest to find something that has never been heard before. Both artists want to share a piece of themselves in their music as they reach out to the listener, keeping it simple, yet creating great art, with all of the risk.

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Herbie Hancock at BALOISE SESSION 2012

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Melody Gardot
Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Herbie HancockLead Vocals, Keyboard
Fri, 10. Nov 2006, 9.45 PM | Between The Lines
Festsaal Messe Basel

Pianist Herbie Hancock and vocalist Cassandra Wilson can both claim direct lineage to Miles Davis. Wilson once said that she was a 'child' of Miles Davis, while Hancock began his career with this father figure. Both of them keep Davis' heritage alive by combining the courage to keep reinventing themselves and their music with the curiosity to explore new avenues and to keep seeking where others have long since found. Herbie Hancock and Cassandra Wilson are among the most exciting performers in the music business; one a pioneer, the other a frontier runner, yet both artists from whom we can expect the unexpected – music between the lines.

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Herbie Hancock at BALOISE SESSION 2006
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Herbie Hancock at BALOISE SESSION 2006
Herbie Hancock at BALOISE SESSION 2006
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Herbie Hancock

Cantaloupe Island
Fri, 10. Nov 2006, 9.45 PM | Between The Lines
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Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
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Cassandra Wilson

Closer To You
Fri, 10. Nov 2006, 8 PM | Between The Lines
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Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
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Cassandra Wilson

Easy Rider
Fri, 10. Nov 2006, 8 PM | Between The Lines
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Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
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Cassandra Wilson

Time After Time
Fri, 10. Nov 2006, 8 PM | Between The Lines
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  1. Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe Island

    Herbie Hancock at BALOISE SESSION 2006
  2. Cassandra Wilson - Closer To You

    Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
  3. Cassandra Wilson - Easy Rider

    Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
  4. Cassandra Wilson - Time After Time

    Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
Herbie Hancock at BALOISE SESSION 2006
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Herbie Hancock

Cantaloupe Island
Fri, 10. Nov 2006, 9.45 PM | Between The Lines
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Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
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Cassandra Wilson

Closer To You
Fri, 10. Nov 2006, 8 PM | Between The Lines
More about the artist Share
Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
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Cassandra Wilson

Easy Rider
Fri, 10. Nov 2006, 8 PM | Between The Lines
More about the artist Share
Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
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Cassandra Wilson

Time After Time
Fri, 10. Nov 2006, 8 PM | Between The Lines
More about the artist Share
  1. Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe Island

    Herbie Hancock at BALOISE SESSION 2006
  2. Cassandra Wilson - Closer To You

    Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
  3. Cassandra Wilson - Easy Rider

    Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006
  4. Cassandra Wilson - Time After Time

    Cassandra Wilson at BALOISE SESSION 2006

Portraits

Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

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Annett Louisan

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Bligg

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Romina Godoy & Milton Homann - Compañía Maria Serrano

Romina Godoy & Milton Homann - Compañía Maria Serrano

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David Johnstone - guitarist of Elton John

David Johnstone - guitarist of Elton John

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Elton John

Elton John

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Freddy Cole

Freddy Cole

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Miriam Makeba

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Pink

Pink

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Skye

Skye

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Simphiwe Dana

Simphiwe Dana

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On the same evening

Cassandra Wilson
Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Herbie HancockPiano
Lionel LouekeGuitar
Nathan EastBass
Vinnie ColaiutaDrums
Thu, 22. Oct 1992, 8 PM | A Tribute to Miles Davis
Mustermesse Basel

Miles is dead – long live Miles! This attitude united five of the world's most famous jazz performers in a one-of-a-kind collaboration in 1992: For an entire year, they put their own personal projects on hold. In commemoration of the greatest jazz musician of all times, who had died in 1991, they wanted to gift jazz afficionados with a revival of the «Milestones» of jazz. Each of them had performed with Miles Davis for years and was a major star in his own right, having each toured the globe with his own band. It was a truly remarkable constellation, which was the perfect vehicle to reward all of the fans of mainstream, cool and electric jazz with a guaranteed adrenaline rush.

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