Herbie Hancock about Miles Davis: “When you’re touched by Miles Davis you’re changed for ever. But what you change to, is more of who you really are.” Miles Davis & Herbie Hancock, by Jean-Pierre Leloir.
Herbie Hancock, who made his debut on Blue Note, at his "Inventions & Dimensions" session of August 30, 1963.
Miles Davis was in the forefront of jazz musicians for decades, setting trends and exploring musical styles from bebop through cool jazz, fusion, and funk. His restless musical exploration made him a hero to many, while sometimes confounding critics and fans. He was also a great bandleader, and many important musicians rose to prominence in his bands, including saxophonists John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, drummers Tony Williams and Jack DeJohnette, and pianists Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock.