Possibilities

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Possibilities
Herbie Hancock - Possibilities.png
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 30, 2005
Recorded2005
Studio
GenreJazz
Length58:31
Label
Producer
Herbie Hancock chronology
Future2Future
(2001)
Possibilities
(2005)
River: The Joni Letters
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Tom HullC[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[2]

Possibilities is the forty-fifth studio album by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, released on August 30, 2005, by Hear Music and Vector Recordings.

Background[edit]

The album features a variety of guest musicians such as Trey Anastasio, John Mayer and Carlos Santana. It earned Hancock two nominations at the 2006 Grammy Awards: Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "A Song for You" (featuring Christina Aguilera) and Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Gelo na Montanha" (featuring Anastasio). A motion picture entitled Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, released on DVD-Video on April 18, 2006, depicts the recording of this album in many different discussions and performances with the collaborating artists. The DVD-Video also includes a demo CD with four of the 10 songs on the album.

Track listing[edit]

CD

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Stitched Up" (featuring John Mayer)
5:27
2."Safiatou" (featuring Santana and Angélique Kidjo)Harold Alexander
  • Hancock
  • Mintz
5:25
3."A Song for You" (featuring Christina Aguilera)Leon Russell
  • Hancock
  • Mintz
  • Brockmann[b]
7:05
4."I Do It for Your Love" (featuring Paul Simon)Paul Simon
5:58
5."Hush, Hush, Hush" (featuring Annie Lennox)Paula Cole
  • Hancock
  • Mintz
4:46
6."Sister Moon" (featuring Sting)Sting
  • Hancock
  • Mintz
6:54
7."When Love Comes to Town" (featuring Jonny Lang and Joss Stone)8:41
8."Don't Explain" (featuring Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan)
  • Hancock
  • Mintz
4:53
9."I Just Called to Say I Love You" (featuring Raul Midón)Stevie Wonder
  • Phillinganes
  • Hancock
5:27
10."Gelo na Montanha" (featuring Trey Anastasio)
3:48

Notes:

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer

DVD-Video (2006)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Certifications for Possibilities
Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Track 1
  2. ^ Track 2
  3. ^ Tracks 3 and 9
  4. ^ a b Track 3
  5. ^ Tracks 3 and 8
  6. ^ Track 4
  7. ^ Track 5
  8. ^ Track 6
  9. ^ a b c Track 7
  10. ^ a b Track 9
  11. ^ a b Track 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hull, Tom. "Tom Hull: Grade List: Herbie Hancock". TomHull.com. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 645. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ a b "ARIA Hitseekers / ARIA Jazz & Blues Albums – Week Commencing 12th September 2005" (PDF). The ARIA Report. No. 811. September 12, 2005. pp. 18, 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-08-24. Retrieved April 21, 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Herbie Hancock – Possibilities" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Herbie Hancock – Possibilities" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Herbie Hancock – Possibilities" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Herbie Hancock – Possibilities". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Herbie Hancock – Possibilities". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  9. ^ "Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart Top 30". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  10. ^ "Herbie Hancock Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  11. ^ "Herbie Hancock Chart History (Top Contemporary Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  12. ^ "The 2005 Year in Music and Touring – Top Contemporary Jazz Albums" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 117, no. 52. December 24, 2005. p. YE-68. ISSN 0006-2510 – via World Radio History.
  13. ^ "The Year in Music & Touring 2006 – Top Contemporary Jazz Albums". Billboard. Vol. 118, no. 51. December 23, 2006. p. YE-80. ISSN 0006-2510 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Herbie Hancock – Possibilities". Recording Industry Association of America. October 11, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2021.