Monday, March 24, 2014
"There Are No Wrong Notes"
I think it's worth listening to this entire lecture just to hear Herbie Hancock tell, at the end of it, the anecdote that I've often told my students about the time he was in concert with Miles Davis. It's one of the best acting lessons I can think of, especially when actors so frequently make judgements about the performance of their partners in a scene. I heard Mr. Hancock tell this anecdote several years ago in a television interview. Clearly, it meant a lot to him; he repeated it here.