Jazz musician Herbie Hancock has shed some light on his collaboration with Flying Lotus which we've all been dreaming of since last March when Steve Ellison (aka Flying Lotus) posted photos of himself and Thundercat in the studio with the legend. Some time later Ellison told the Village Voice that Hancock would feature on a jazz album he was working on.

"I really enjoy the interaction and dialogue with other musicians, and being able to provide some sonic atmosphere for them to play in, and to bounce off ideas in the moment, that's what jazz is really about," Hancock told Time Out Dubai. "There's a guy named Flying Lotus that I've been in cahoots with, from the electronic area. We've got some different stuff that he's doing. I suppose people would put him in the category of electronic music. But to just describe it that way really misses the mark, there are a lot of different influences on the music he's done, and some of it's been very modern classical, some R&B, some maybe hip-hop, there's a jazz influence - it covers broad territories which is one of the reasons I'm interested in working with him."

He also addressed the importance of touching ground with younger generations: "Other than that a lot of my concentration is on sharing my experiences with the younger generation, and I'm very much open to including young people, their input in my music. There are newer generations coming up all along, so consequently I have the advantage of those new ideas that influence me to come up with some things I never thought of before. It's a dialog that hopefully will be a part of my direction all the way into future."

No further details regarding a title or release date have been unveiled yet.

Source: FACT