This is a celebration of Herbie Hancock, with London pianist Renato Paris and Yohan Kebede of Kokoroko.
We’re honouring Herbie’s 1978 jazz-fusion, soul-inspired, vocoder-heavy, funk triumph ‘Sunlight’, which features I Thought It Was You, Hancock’s first top 20 UK hit.
“Sunlight is so feel-good in its bubble of disco-funk that you just get buoyed up by the (only technically plaintive) I Thought It Was You, along with tracks like Come Running to Me, Sunlight itself and No Means Yes. Track five, Good Question, veers away from the mellifluous disco vibe to deliver a barnstorming electric piano work-out. It’s as though Herbie had been joined by Weather Report, such is the power of the track which pummels along with particular punch and energy.”
*Herbie Hancock is not performing at this show*