LISTEN: Herbie Hancock Tribute by Mark de Clive-Lowe

dp_herbie_cd1Devil’s Pie is honored to present to you a tribute of jazz living legend Herbie Hancock by Mark de Clive-Lowe, one of today’s contemporary musical masters. More than a regular DJ mix, this live recording features Mark looping, remixing, and adding his own musicianship to Herbie’s iconic music.

More info + tracklist after the jump.

In Mark de Clive-Lowe’s own words:
“The first time I heard Herbie Hancock was the Miles live album My Funny Valentine/Four and More. It was the first time I’d heard that era jazz music and I remember being so blown away with the way Herbie and Tony Williams played together and interacted on that concert. That was the start of a deep admiration and love for the art, creativity and music of Herbie Hancock. I consumed everything I could that he turned his hand to – all of his work with Miles, his own solo records for Blue Note, sideman recordings with every jazz great in every decade since the 60s, his Mwandishi experimental crossover work, the Headhunters deep funk – there’s nothing the man could not do. As a pianist he’s the ultimate – harmonically so rich and inventive, melodically so lyrical, rhythmically so damn hip. I’ve been fortunate to see him play on numerous occasions all over the world. The first time was the VSOP band live in Japan along with Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. I was 17 at the time and can’t really fully explain how amazing that was to me. He’s one of my biggest inspirations and influences and through his huge body of work, a true musical mentor. In being asked to put together a tribute set, it was the perfect opportunity to go back through decades of his work and pick moments that I really love. I wanted to do more than just spin a set of tunes though, I wanted to take those moments and sample them, flip them, perform a live mixtape. It was the perfect way to share the man’s music and how I feel about it. Enjoy!”

Recorded live on June 17, 2015 at Lock & Key Bar, Los Angeles.

More Mark de Clive-Lowe:
mdcl.tv
@mashibeats

Tracklist:
Textures
Oliloqui Valley
Watermelon Man
Sonrisa
Trust Me
Steppin In It
Sun Touch
Twilight
You’ll Know When You Get There
Spank-a-Lee
Death Wish (Main Title)
Stars In Your Eyes
Butterfly
Chameleon
Fat Albert Rotunda
Calypso
Riot
Ready Or Not
Knee Deep
Hang Up Your Hang Ups
Wiggle Waggle
I Have a Dream
Kuru/Speak Like A Child
Jack Rabbit
Maiden Voyage
Survival of the Fittest
Nobu
St Louis Blues

Artwork by Manila Ryce

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