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

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pvsyllnw6LY

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
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
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
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

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/5/20 11:13 a.m.
wspohn said:

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

yes

 

Yup. And tell me that this class isn't way too tempting:

 

slantsix
slantsix New Reader
5/6/20 1:06 p.m.

Cool Stuff.

 

I didn't know Herbie was into cars.   I would have thought he was all Db-7#9 add11

I wonder what Quicy Jones has in his garage.. He prolly has a few bucs after producing all those Michael Jackson Albums!

 

Greg

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/8/20 11:55 a.m.
slantsix said:

Cool Stuff.

 

I didn't know Herbie was into cars.   I would have thought he was all Db-7#9 add11

I wonder what Quicy Jones has in his garage.. He prolly has a few bucs after producing all those Michael Jackson Albums!

 

Greg

Apparantly Quincy Jones doesn't drive

slantsix
slantsix New Reader
5/8/20 12:19 p.m.

Well then that makes sense!

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