Saturday, August 8, 2009

We Love You Herbie!!

All day I have been wanting to spontaneously shout out 'We Love You Herbie!!"

Turns out the Hollywood Bowl is more than a great place for a picnic. It is a wonderful place to enjoy a concert.

Our evening featured an 'odd couple' of pianists and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Lang Lang is an amazingly over the top dramatic classical pianist and Herbie Hancock, is of course the revered and always groovy jazz pianist. This odd coupling worked and it fun watching them 'play' off each other all evening.

Tonight, Herbie was definitely the favourite. The entire evening was punctuated by spontaneous shouts of 'We Love You Herbie" from the audience. The accolades didn't seem to phase Lang Lang. In response, he took the microphone and added his own "I love you Herbie'!

Herbie Hancock Plays a Free Wheeling Jazz Piano Solo At The Hollywood Bowl

The highlight of the evening was a free wheeling solo by Herbie. He owned the stage as he spun together a series of his tunes including “Cantaloupe Island,” “Dolphin Dance,” “Maiden Voyage” into a flowing, Impressionist improvisation.

We Love You Herbie!!

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