Herbie Hancock showing his collaborative nature with Widespread Panic at Bonnaroo 2005
June 22 is the official release date of The Imagine Project. This disc pairs Herbie Hancock with a range of artists from around the world, reflecting recording sessions that took place in various countries. For instance, “The Song Goes On” with Anoushka Shankar, Chaka Khan and Wayne Shorter was recorded in India, the “Don’t Give Up” session, featuring Jeff Beck, Seal and Pink took place in London and “Times They Are A Changin’” with The Chieftains, Lionel Loueke and Lisa Hannigan was recorded in Ireland. Other participants include Dave Matthews and Marcus Miller on “Jackpot” and Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi on “Space Captain.” An accompanying film also will be released that tracks Hancock’s travels while recording the disc.