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February 17, 2011

Herbie Hancock and The Imagine Project take home a Grammy

Written by Hans Tanner

 

With the 2010 Grammy’s officially delivered to their rightful owners in over 100 categories, I think its time for a bit of retrospect.  Hmmm… what to talk about… Cee-Lo’s kick a** performance of “(expletive deleted) You” complete with muppet backup dancers and singers AND Gweneth Paltrow accompaniment?  No, that won’t do.  How about Justin Bieber not winning best new artist?  No, too much controversy.  Or maybe I should go over what Lady Gaga was wearing?  Not shocking enough I think. 



But Hans! I was Born This Way!!


For me, one award stood out above the rest, the recipient of which is an undisputed musical genius and no stranger to being handed small golden gramophones.  For best pop collaboration with vocals, Herbie Hancock’s Imagine Project took home the trophy, an amazing compilation album which includes an awesome cover of “Imagine” as well as other John Lennon/Beatles songs.  The album was recorded across seven countries and includes artists from India Arie, to Dave Matthews and Pink.  Drawing from an impressive amount of genres, everything comes together to create a unique sound with its own sonic signature.  My favorite part?  Pinks intro on Imagine absolutely kills it!  Of course, it would be nothing without Herb’s piano backing, but that goes without saying. 

 


Imagine Project Album Cover

 

For more information on the album or to discover your favorite part, check out the link below at Herbie’s site.  I’ve also included a video of the Imagine cover for your listening and viewing pleasure, recorded at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Nothing is ever going to top the original, but Herbie Hancock and his friends come pretty dang close.  Congratulations from the Lennon Bus!!


Visit Herbie Hancock’s Website Here

 

 

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