Here’s a little vintage synth jamming from Herbie Hancock, on synth-heavy fusion classic, Chameleon.
Reader Danny Strickland reminded us about this performance, saying:
Found this vintage Herbie Hancock video from 1975 on Youtube. Not only is it a great showpiece of Herbie’s skill as a jazz keyboardist but at around the 6:00 minute mark he begins playing what looks like an ARP and he starts to twiddle the knobs and suddenly the synth goes crazy into this high pitch pulsing sound.
Herbie truly looks like he has lost control…..he twiddles some more…until he comes up with this oscillating wooshing wave sound. Then he steps back and like some wizard conjuring up something he “commands” the wave sound to come forth as it oscillates out.
Hancock’s such a badass that, even when it looks like he’s out of control, he’s in complete control!
Hancock is still melting faces as brazenly as ever. Here’s a recent performance of Chameleon, which features Hancock shredding on the Roland AX-7 keytar.