This is Herbie Hancock’s 73rd birthday. According to YouTube, the version of his “Canteloupe Island” below has been watched by 6,770,455 viewers. If you’re seeing it for the first time, congratulations. If you’re seeing it for the 6,770,456th time, hearty congratulations. Whoever posted the video doesn’t know how to spell canteloupe, but that seems of little concern to Mr. Hancock, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Pat Metheny.
Herbie Hancock, 1940-2013, and going strong.