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Herbie Hancock on life, death, faith and friendship with fellow jazz icon Wayne Shorter

Herbie Hancock performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2022. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Herbie Hancock performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2022. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Musical legend Herbie Hancock celebrates his 83rd birthday Wednesday. The pianist, composer and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master was also friends for decades with fellow jazz icon saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The two lions of jazz played music together and practiced Buddhism together for more than half a century.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong talks with Hancock.

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