One of my recurring jobs over the years has been to meet and interview famous people from various fields - music, art, architecture, you name it. Most of what I record and transcribe is, of course, surplus to requirements and is accordingly left on the cutting room floor. This blog is the cutting room floor with, of course, the 'golden quotes' that I took out for my articles left in, with, as an added bonus, all the ticks, hums, sneezes, dumb questions, fluffy answers, and 'y'knows' as well.
I interviewed Herbie Hancock by telephone on the 19th of July, 2007. We spoke for around half an hour about his forthcoming Quartet tour to Japan, his then soon-to-be-released, Joni-Mitchell-inspired album “River: The Joni Letters,” and his Buddhist faith.