V.S.O.P. Quintet’s ‘Live Under the Sky’ is a live album recorded on July 26 and 27, 1979 with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Freddie Hubbard and released the same year by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Eye Of The Hurricane (Herbie Hancock) – 07:48 . 2.Tear Drop (Ron Carter) – 10:34 . 3.Domo (Herbie Hancock) – 12:35 . 4.Para Oriente (Tony Williams) – 07:28 . 5.Pee Wee (Tony Williams) – 08:12 . 6.One Of Another Kind (Freddie Hubbard) – 20:48 . 7.Fragile (Ron Carter) – 09:40 . 8.Eye Of The Hurricane (Herbie Hancock) – 11:25 . 9.Tear Drop (Ron Carter) – 09:13 . 10.Domo (Herbie Hancock) – 11:41 . 11.Para Oriente (Tony Williams) – 06:51 . 12.Pee Wee (Tony Williams) – 06:27 . 13.One Of Another Kind (Freddie Hubbard) – 14:45 . 14.Fragile (Ron Carter) – 08:32 . 15.Stella By Starlight (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 04:45 . 16.On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) – 02:17
Musicians : Ron Carter – Bass . Tony Williams – Drums . Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet . Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone . Herbie Hancock – Piano . V.S.O.P. – Band
Production : Produced By David Rubinson Tomas Suzuki – Engineer . Mark Wilder – Mastering . Seth Foster – Mastering
Package : Herbert Greene – Photography . Veryl Oakland – Photography . Jan Persson – Photography . Jon Sievert – Photography . Bob Belden – Liner Notes . Max Hellweg – Photography
Recorded On July 26 And 27, 1979 At Live In The Sky, Tokyo.
Released In 1979 By Columbia.
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