Herbie Hancock’s ‘V.S.O.P.’

Herbie Hancock’s ‘V.S.O.P.’ is a live album recorded at Newport Jazz Festival, New York on June 29, 1976 and released in April 1977 by Columbia..

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Track Listing : 1.Piano Introduction – 04:33 . 2.Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock) – 13:18 . 3.Nefertiti (Wayne Shorter) – 05:17 . 4.Introduction Of Players/Eye Of The Hurricane (Herbie Hancock) – 18:35 . 5.Toys (Herbie Hancock) – 14:00 . 6.Introductions – 01:47 . 7.You’Ll Know When You Get There (Herbie Hancock) – 07:00 . 8.Hang Up Your Hang Ups (Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Melvin Wah Wah Ragin) – 11:54 . 9.Spider (Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Melvin Wah Wah Ragin) – 10:12

Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Electric Piano . V.S.O.P. – Band On (1 -2 – 3 – 4) . Ron Carter – Bass On (1 -2 – 3 – 4) . Tony Williams – Drums On (1 -2 – 3 – 4) . Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet On (1 -2 – 3 – 4) . Wayne Shorter – Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax On (1 -2 – 3 – 4) . Mwandishi – Band On (5 – 6 – 7) . Eddie Henderson – Flugelhorn, Sound Effects, Trumpet On (5 – 6 – 7) . Billy Hart – Drums On (5 – 6 – 7) . Julian Priester – Bass Trombone On (5 – 6 – 7) . Buster Williams – Bass On (5 – 6 – 7) . The Headhunters – Band On (8 – 9) . Bennie Maupin – Alto Flute On (8 – 9) . Paul Jackson – Electric Bass On (8 – 9) . Kenneth Nash – Percussion On (8 – 9) . Ray Parker, Jr. – Guitar On (8 – 9) . Wah Wah Watson – Guitar, Synthesizer On (8 – 9) . James Levi – Drums On (8 – 9)

Production : Produced By David Rubinson Fred Catero – Engineer . David Rubinson – Engineer

Recorded On June 29, 1976 At Newport Jazz Festival, New York.

Released In April 1977 By Columbia.

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allmusic
The concert also turned out to be a farewell to the great Hancock Sextet (which has yet to reunite on records); this group actually made the most absorbing, adventurous music of that evening, with trumpeter Eddie Henderson laying a more credible claim to Miles’ pithy idiom than Hubbard had earlier. […]

timregler @ RateYourMusic
V.S.O.P is a brilliant journey through some of Hancock’s many musical incarnations. The first record, (mine’s on vinyl) is my favorite, bringing together that great Mile’s Davis quintet of the 60’s, with the exception of the great Freddie Hubbard on trumpet instead of Miles. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
It’s fun, but somehow there’s an aura of nostalgia over everything that makes the performances seem canned… like they’re presenting the tunes to you rather than performing them. Not to mention that some of the fusion material isn’t worthy of presentation in the first place […]

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