Herbie Hancock: Your Semi-Regular Reminder…

That THIS guy is cooler than everyone else, and always has been.

YouTube strikes again, this time with some epic and miraculous footage of his epic and miraculous septet, Mwandishi, circa 1972.

Just like his one-time employer Miles Davis (more on him HERE; more on them together, HERE), HH was adroit at recruiting talent and putting their abilities to excellent use. The work he was doing in the early ’70s is probably not appreciated, still, for how amazing, forward-thinking, and far-reaching it was.

Herbie, in short, is the man.