Herbie Hancock Explores 'Possibilities'

"I already have some ideas for the next CD, and it will be completely different from 'Possibilities,'" Hancock said. "Don't expect 'Possibilities 2.'"

No Signs of Settling in the Comfort Zone

Hancock is scheduled to continue touring to support the "Possibilities" CD nationwide and in Europe.

"Possibilities" the documentary followed Hancock, Santana and Shorter when they toured Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2005 for the 60th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bomb attack on Japan. Hancock said then that he tried to use his music to spread a message of peace and help humanity. He will continue his efforts when he appears at the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans at the end of this month.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I'm looking forward to doing my part to help bring some businesses back in that region because that's what they need."

There were many artists Hancock unsuccessfully sought for "Possibilities" that he would like to work with on future projects, he said. Though he just turned 66 on Wednesday, he shows no signs of slowing down -- or settling into a dreaded comfort zone.

"It's great to have that same sense of wonder that a child has," Hancock said. "You haven't become jaded yet. The older you get, the more fearful you get, the more unlikely you are to leave your comfort zone. You become more settled in your ways. You become more fearful of the unknown. When you're a child, everything is unknown, so the possibilities are endless."

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