Original Cobra Owner and Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock Talks With Jay Leno


At the age of 23, jazz legend Herbie Hancock decided to check out the then-new Cobra. And thanks to an unwelcoming salesman, he wound up buying one. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/23/20 9:23 a.m.

And since Mr. Hancock mentions "Watermellon Man," figure we can all listen to it together. 


alfadriver MegaDork
1/23/20 2:11 p.m.

Now THAT is patina worth saving.  No abuse, no "barn storage" covered with dirt, or gotten wet to rust, etc- just reasonably used and kept with great care.

dougie Reader
1/23/20 9:38 p.m.

Herbie's da'man all class. He knew what was cool before it "became cool" .

wspohn Dork
1/26/20 1:44 p.m.

So you are saying that when he started playing with Miles, it was "The Birth of the Cool"?  yes

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