Herbie Hancock: The New Standard (1996)

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By Scott Goldfine

Keyboardist Herbie Hancock has put his electronic gadgets, which he used so well on last year’s techno-funk effort “Dis Is Da Drum,” back in the closet for the acoustic-geared jazz album “The New Standard.” The 10-track set reworks pop songs by such highly regarded composers as Don Henley, Prince and Nirvana.

Unfortunately, the music seldom captivates and is unlikely to satisfy jazz or pop fans.


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