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Born: April 12, 1940 Cause of Death:
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1998:
Achieved success with his album <i>Gershwin's World</i>, which featured Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and Shorter
1971:
Ceased collaborating with Davis and branched out musically to pursue fusion with Mwandishi
1966:
Made feature debut scoring Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-Up"
1986:
First TV-movie music credit, "The George McKenna Story" (CBS)
1987:
Hosted the cable series "Showtime Coast to Coast"
2001:
Partnered with Michael Brecker and Roy Hargrove to record a live concert album saluting Davis and John Coltrane called <i>Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall</i>
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Played jazz piano in a trio while working towards an engineering degree at Grinnell College
1989:
Served as music director for theCinemax special, "The Neville Brothers: Tell It Like It Is" (also featured in)
1963:
Worked with Miles Davis, with whom he recorded often for Blue Note Records
2005:
Released the duet album, <i>Possibilities</i>, which featured duets with Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Sting and others; the album earned two Grammy nominations
1990:
Appeared as himself in the biographical feature, "Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones"
1973:
Formed band and released breakthrough album of the same title, <i>Headhunters</i>
1976:
Returned to earlier jazz influences and formed the acoustic group, V.S.O.P.
1998:
Reunited with Headhunters for the album <i>Return of the Headhunters</i>
2007:
Released the album, <i>River: The Joni Letters</i>, a tribute album in honor of Joni Mitchell, a longtime associate and friend of Hancock; earned a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year
2010:
Earned three Grammy nominations for <i>The Imagine Project</i>, which features collaborations from various artists; the album was complemented by a documentary about the recording process
1947:
Began playing piano at age seven
1994:
Released the album <i>Tribute to Miles</i> to honor his mentor Miles Davis, who had died in 1991
1951:
Was performing with the Chicago Symphony by age 11
1963:
Released first solo LP, <i>Watermelon Man</i>, after working with trumpeter Donald Byrd
1986:
Made feature acting debut, also credited for music, music arrangement, and music direction, in "'Round Midnight"; earned Best Original Music Score Oscar
1979:
Made feature debut as song performer in "The Bitch"; also received song credit for "I Thought It Was You"
1974:
Made TV debut with the soundtrack for "Fat Albert Rotunda," a Bill Cosby animated special
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Known for such albums as "Head Hunters" and "Possibilities"
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Popular songs include "Rockit" and "Cantaloupe Island".
2011:
Was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
2017:
Appeared as the Defence Minister in Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"

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