Herbie Hancock with Metropole Orkest conducted by Vince Mendoza
Vince Mendoza (conductor); Marc Scholten, Paul van der Feen, Leo Janssen, Jos Beeren, Max Boeree (saxophone); Janine Abbas, Mariel van den Bos (flute); Willem Luijt; Jan Oosthof (); Ray Bruinsma, Jan Hollander, Ruud Breuls, Martijn de Laat (trumpet); Roel Koster, Fons Verspaandonk (horn); Jan Oosting, Ilja Reingoud, Vincent Veneman, Martin van de Berg (trombone); Arlia Ruiter, Arlida Schat, Sarah Koch, Pauline Terlouw, David Peijnenborgh, Vera van der Bie, Seija Teeuwen, Polina Cekov (1st violin); Merijn Rombout, Herman van Haaren, Wim Kok (2nd violin); Herbie Hancock (piano, keyboards); Elizabeth Liefkes Cats, Marianne van den Heuvel, Jasper van Rosmalen, Ruben Margarita (2nd violin); Mieke Honingh, Norman Jansen, Julia Jowett, Iris Schut, Isabella Petersen (viola); Emile Visser, Jascha Albracht, Annie Tanberg, Wijnand Hulst (cello); Peter Tiehuis (guitar); Hans Vroomans (piano); Erik Winkelmann, Arend Liefkes (double bass); Aram Kersbergen (bass); John Riley, Martijn Vink (drums); Eddy Koopman, Murk Jiskoot (percussion); Joke Schonewille (harp); Frank Wardenier; Rest of lineup t.b.a.
Sun 14 July 2013 16:30 - 17:45 Amazon
Â© Douglas Kirkland 2010
In 2004, the Metropole Orkest played a truly surprising concert with the legendary Herbie Hancock in the famed music venue Paradiso in Amsterdam. It was a historic evening that was much talked about. Later, with leader-conductor Vince Mendoza, the top-class Dutch orchestra played with stars like Joshua Redman, Al Jarreau, Gregory Porter and Todd Rundgren. The Metropole Orkest is perfectly suited to breathing new life into Hancock's compositions. Reason enough for the American pianist to be thrilled with their earlier shows. “This orchestra makes my songs more beautiful,” he commented afterwards. Hancock, who was discovered by trumpeter Donald Byrd in 1960, has been hugely productive over the last decades. He has won no fewer than fourteen Grammy Awards for various projects. In 2008, River: The Joni Letters even won Album of the Year in the open competition. Hancock released his latest album The Imagine Project in 2010.