Herbie Hancock on His Quarantine Experience
The quarantine may be a negative experience, but jazz great Herbie Hancock reflects on how this could be a positive, reflective time for us all.
Gustavo Dudamel: You are healthy and you look wonderful.
How has quarantine been for you?
Herbie Hancock: Actually, for me,
it's been fine
in a way it's almost
like a big vacation
and I've had a chance to have dinners with my family
which I don't have that often when I'm travelling on the road,
all over the world.
Gustavo: Exactly, exactly.
Herbie: That's what's important.
I'm always looking for like...
what can I learn or what can I gain from this.
What's the bright side. What's the positive side
or how can I make this positive.
And so, that's made me search
for the positive.
And I think that's very important.
It's kept my spirits up
and kept me feeling like
I can encourage myself
and hopefully I can encourage other people.
Gustavo: We are busy travelling
or doing things...
in a non-stop journey.
In a prestissimo journey.
We are in kind of a moderato mood, no?
Herbie: Yeah, moderato.
I kinda like moderato.
Gustavo: Moderato, exactly.