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Herbie Hancock has nothing left to prove to anyone, as befits a veteran international music star who has inspired several generations of jazz, funk, techno and hip-hop artists, sold millions of records, and earned an Oscar, a Kennedy Center Honor, 14 Grammy Awards, six honorary doctorates and five MTV Video Music Awards. Along the way, this genre-leaping innovator has collaborated with everyone from Miles Davis , Lang Lang, Joni Mitchell and Thundercat to Carlos Santana , Pink, former San Diego sitar great Anoushka Shankar and various symphony orchestras. Then there’s Hancock’s not quite completed new album, which teams him with Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, young saxo... Full story

15 August