Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released August 29, 2005 (UK)
August 30, 2005 (U.S.)
Recorded 2005
Genre Jazz
Label Vector/Hear Music
Producer Herbie Hancock, Jessica Hancock, John Alagía, Bob Brockman, Yaron Fuchs, Bryce Goggin, Steven "Steven J." Jordan, Rob Lucas, Alan Mintz, Greg Phillinganes, Paul Simon
Herbie Hancock chronology
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Possibilities is the forty-fifth studio album by American jazz musician Herbie Hancock, released in the United States on August 30, 2005 by Vector Recordings. The album features a variety of guest musicians such as John Mayer and Carlos Santana. It earned Hancock two nominations at the 2006 Grammy Awards: Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "A Song for You" (shared with pop singer Christina Aguilera) and Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Gelo na Montanha" (shared with rock singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio). A motion picture entitled Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, released on DVD on April 18, 2006, depicts the recording of this album in many different discussions and performances with the collaborating artists. The DVD also includes a demo CD with 4 of the 10 songs on the album.


  • Track listing 1
  • Charts 2
    • Certifications 2.1
  • References 3

Track listing

  1. "Stitched Up" (featuring John Mayer) (Herbie Hancock, John Mayer) – 5:27
  2. "Safiatou" (featuring Santana and Angélique Kidjo) (Harold Alexander) – 5:25
  3. "A Song for You" (featuring Christina Aguilera) (Leon Russell) – 7:05
  4. "I Do It for Your Love" (featuring Paul Simon) (Paul Simon) – 5:58
  5. "Hush, Hush, Hush" (featuring Annie Lennox) (Paula Cole) – 4:46
  6. "Sister Moon" (featuring Sting) (Sting) – 6:54
  7. "When Love Comes to Town" (featuring Jonny Lang and Joss Stone) (Adam Clayton, David Evans, Larry Mullen, Jr., Paul Hewson) – 8:41
  8. "Don't Explain" (featuring Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan) (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) – 4:53
  9. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (featuring Raul Midón) (Stevie Wonder) – 5:27
  10. "Gelo na Montanha" 1 (featuring Trey Anastasio) (Cyro Baptista, Herbie Hancock, Trey Anastasio) – 3:48
  • 1 Portuguese for "Ice on the Mountain"


Chart (2005)[1][2] Peak
Belgian Ultratop 50 Albums (Wallonia) 45
Dutch Albums Chart 33
Swiss Albums Chart 95
U.S. Billboard 200 22
U.S. Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz 1
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 22


Country Provider Certification
United States RIAA Gold [3]


  1. ^ "Possibilities > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums".  
  2. ^ "Herbie Hancock – Possibilities – swisscharts.com". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  3. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database#