V.S.O.P.: The Quintet

V.S.O.P.: The Quintet

by Herbie Hancock
     
 

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With the cheers and huzzahs from their 1976 one-off reunion still resounding, the reconstituted Miles Davis Quintet minus Miles went on the road in 1977, spreading their 1965-vintage gospel according to the Prince of Darkness to audiences in Berkeley and San Diego, CA. In doing so, Herbie Hancock,

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With the cheers and huzzahs from their 1976 one-off reunion still resounding, the reconstituted Miles Davis Quintet minus Miles went on the road in 1977, spreading their 1965-vintage gospel according to the Prince of Darkness to audiences in Berkeley and San Diego, CA. In doing so, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, plus interloper Freddie Hubbard seem to pick up where they left off, with a repertoire mostly new to the five collectively and developed from there. It isn't exactly the same -- you miss Miles' brooding presence and sense of space in Hubbard's busy, fiery playing, and Hancock is a more harmonically daring, assertive player than he was with Miles -- but the interlocking telepathy and individual virtuosity of the musicians is pretty amazing. This also isn't the best tape from the tour; they were even tighter and more volatile in Japan five days later on Sony's Tempest in the Colosseum. The V.S.O.P. tours amount to a pit stop in the general shape of Hancock's evolution, but their influence upon the direction of jazz as a whole in the '80s and '90s would be staggering.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972393629
catalogNumber:
723936
Rank:
31079

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herbie Hancock   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Ron Carter   Bass
Bennie Maupin   Percussion,Wind
Julian Priester   Trombone
Wayne Shorter   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams   Drums
Eddie Henderson   Percussion,Trumpet
V.S.O.P.   Track Performer
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Paul Jackson   Bass
Wah-Wah Watson   Guitar
Buster Williams   Bass,Percussion

Technical Credits

Ron Carter   Composer
Conrad Silvert   Liner Notes
Bryan Bell   Engineer
Fred Catero   Engineer
Freddie Hubbard   Composer
James Levi   Contributor
Shawn Murphy   Remote Recording Crew
David Rubinson   Producer
Ray Thompson   Remote Recording Crew
Paul Sandweiss   Remote Recording Crew
Dennis Mays   Remote Recording Crew
D. Cooper   Remote Recording Crew

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