Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Spectacle: Chameleon

Don't have much time to spend on this, what with the three L's to get to (Lost, Life and Life on Mars) but it's always a treat to hear Herbie Hancock's hands on the ivory. And while there was less story telling (this is jazz so the songs are looooong!) the content more than made up for it. Miles on the phone, Mongo on the congas, and Herbie's confessed ignorance of music videos ("Rockit") were well worth making my night of tv watching that much longer.

But one of the best parts of this episode had nothing to do with Spectacle, and that was the usually boring "Discovered" interlude sponsored by Dell, as it featured Department of Eagles doing a live performance "In Ear Park" and talking about it's origins.

Playlist: Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... - Episode 10 (Herbie Hancock)
1. "Chameleon" - Herbie Hancock - Introductions
2. "Embraceable You" - Herbie Hancock (Gershwin)
3. "Watermelon Man" - Herbie Hancock (1962)
4. "Watermelon Man" - Herbie Hancock (w/ Headhunters) (1973)
5. "Nefertiti" - Miles Davis (Wayne Shorter)
6. "Chan's Song (Never Said)" - Herbie Hancock - from the Oscar winning 'Round Midnight - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
7. "Rockit" - Herbie Hancock
8. "Edith and the Kingpin (w/ Tina Turner)" - Herbie Hancock (Joni Mitchell) - Costello singing (more like Joni than Tina)

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