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Chris Stults, Associate Curator, Film/Video
Jan 12, 2022
Enjoy a collection of links to choice video clips featuring the subject of our January film retrospective and his amazing music.
The bulk of the Wex’s film programming in January is devoted to movies with soundtracks by the great jazz musician Herbie Hancock. It’s an eclectic group of that should make for a fun, unusual, and provocative month of filmgoing.
To get ready for the series, we’ve compiled a few video clips that show Hancock’s larger cultural presence in surprising ways. There are so many amazing performance clips of Hancock over the decades available online, so this will focus the influence he had on culture at large.
Still, Sesame Street, "Herbie Hancock Makes Sounds"
Still, video for Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones, Pt. II"
Jazz began to have a more prominent influence on hip-hop in the 1990s and a number of notable songs were built around Herbie Hancock samples.
Top of page: Still, video for Herbie Hancock's "Rockit"