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Song Of The Day

Herbie Hancock featuring Pink, Seal, and India.Arie – “Imagine”

I’m betting a lot of you have had a least one moment today where you’ve been struck by that distinct feeling in the atmosphere on the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. Thinking about the murder of this extremely influential musician and political activist makes me feel a bit bleak about humankind. When I think of John Lennon, the first thing I think about is the tune “Imagine”, and listening to that song can also make me feel sad… even though ultimately, it’s a song about hope. That’s exactly how Herbie Hancock interprets the tune on his collaborative album, The Imagine Project, that came out earlier this year:

John Lennon
The Imagine Project

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Herbie Hancock feat. Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks – “Space Captain”

With the help of sensational artists from all over the world, Herbie Hancock created an album and documentary called The Imagine Project. Hancock believes that music┬átranscends┬áthe barriers between people… so it’s with music that he tries to convey the ideas of world peace, humanity, tolerance and respect for the earth. Here’s Hancock’s version of “Space Captain”, a tune made popular by Joe Cocker in 1970. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks join him for this version, and I was immediately struck by the energy between the musicians. Even before I read up on it, I was feeling and hearing what Herbie Hancock means to do with this new project. I think you’ll feel it too:

Herbie Hancock

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