Herbie Hancock and his newly expanded band to play San Diego show Tuesday

The Oscar-winner and 14-time Grammy Award recipient is finishing his new album, which features Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Wayne Shorter and more.


Jazz-and-beyond keyboard legend Herbie Hancock is still honing his long-overdue new album, which features such diverse guests as Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain, producer Flying Lotus and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, who was Hancock’s Miles Davis Quintet band mate in the 1960s.

Hancock’s current band features the same musicians that shared the stage with him here at the Balboa Theatre last year — drum wizard Vinnie Colaiuta, West African guitar innovator Lionel Loueke, bassist James Genus and keyboardist/saxophonist Terrace Martin, plus newly added flutist Elena Pinderhughes.

If they cast caution to the wind at their Tuesday concert here at Humphreys, it could be a night of genre-leaping musical combustion.

Herbie Hancock: 8 p.m. Tuesday. Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, Point Loma. $85.