MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 33,058 this week

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 104 users   Metascore: 54/100
Reviews: 2 user | 6 critic | 8 from Metacritic.com

A film about jazz pianist Herbie Hancock.

Directors:

,
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


Related News

Herbie Hancock: My Battle With Crack
| Vulture
Alex Gibney
| The Wrap

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 109 titles
created 25 Apr 2011
 
list image
DVD
a list of 281 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
a list of 607 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 579 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006)

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Herbie Hancock: Possibilities.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, William Branner
Surfwise (2007)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Doug Pray explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.

Director: Doug Pray
Stars: Juliette Paskowitz, David Paskowitz, Jonathan Paskowitz
Magic Trip (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.

Directors: Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney
Stars: Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo
Finding Fela! (2014)
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A look at the life and music of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Himself
Lisa Hannigan ...
Herself
...
Herself
Jonny Lang ...
Himself
...
Herself
Lionel Louke ...
Himself
...
Himself
Raul Midon ...
Himself
Greg Phillinganes ...
Himself
Damien Rice ...
Himself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

"Possibilities" is an intimate documentary about Herbie Hancock and his in-studio collaborations with a dozen formidable pop recording artists, collaborations that explore the unexpected, like jazz improvisations. The film is also about how Herbie's unique world view shapes a creative environment that encourages artists to step outside the velvet prison of easy expectations. "The hip stuff," Herbie tells Trey Anastasio, in a scene from the film, "is outside the comfort zone." "Possibilities" follows Herbie over a year and a half collaborating with musical icons Carlos Santana, Sting, Angelique Kidjo, Annie Lennox and Paul Simon, young superstars Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Trey Anastasio and Jonny Lang and newcomers Joss Stone, Raul Midon, Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan. The film also puts Herbie's latest work in the context of his extraordinary musical career, and includes rarely seen archival footage of Herbie with the Miles Davis Quintet in 1962; Herbie leading his Headhunters ... Written by Max Whiteside <RavenWerkheiserHexorcist>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herbi Henkok  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Watching them cook up a delicious meal.
29 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fascinating! I was a fan of a certain type of jazz back in the early seventies - Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Jr. They were all favorites. So this was a chance to see one of my favorites and learn something about how music is made.

One of the interesting things that struck me was the very definition of jazz by Miles Davis. Jazz is not practiced, but it is created on stage in front of an audience. You really see that creative process at work here, as they would start with an idea and kick around until something was cooked up by everyone.

There was also a great mixture of flavors in this album they were working on. You would see Carlos Santana mixed with Hancock, and the vocals would be African lyrics supplied by Angélique Kidjo. Or, you would see two young Irish singers interpret a Billy Holiday tune. Or, you would see Sting supply the vocals to a blues standard where the music had been given a different flavor due to the arrangement by Lionel Louke.

It was an enjoyable experience that allowed me not only to appreciate Hancock more, but to appreciate music more.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Brian Eno Effects dunadyne2004
Discuss Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page