Though there is no release date or title set for the latest LP, the 77-year-old 14-time Grammy winner told the San Diego Tribune that he’s been working with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Common, Wayne Shorter and Snoop Dogg for the release — continuing his give-and-take legacy with the hip-hop community. While very much a legend in his own right, Hancock said he is “still learning” from some of the newer aspects of his younger features.
When Billboard asked in 2016 if he thought that Kendrick’s To Pimp a Butterfly was “a gateway to jazz,” he replied, “Oh, I know it is.”
Saxophonist and keyboardist Terrace Martin is producing the project, which makes sense, as the producer has worked with Kendrick Lamar (on his untitled unmastered and To Pimp a Butterfly albums), as well as with fellow Hancock collaborator Snoop Dogg.
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