Herbie Hancock records his thirty-fourth album : ‘Quartet’ with the V.S.O.P. Quartet (1981)

Herbie Hancock’s ‘Quartet’ is his thirty-fourth album recorded on July 28, 1981 with the V.S.O.P. Quartet featuring Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis and Tony Williams and released in 1982 by Columbia.

Track listing : . 1.Well You Needn’t (Thelonious Monk) – 06:29 . 2.’Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk) – 06:41 . 3.Clear Ways (Cootie Williams) – 05:00 . 4.A Quick Sketch (Ron Carter) – 016:27 . 5.The Eye of the Hurricane (Herbie Hancock) – 08:05 . 6.Parade (Carter) – 07:58 . 7.The Sorcerer (Herbie Hancock) – 07:19 . 8.Pee Wee (Cootie Williams) – 04:34 . 9.I Fall In Love Too Easily (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) – 05:52 .

Musicians : . Herbie Hancock – Piano . Ron Carter – Bass . Wynton Marsalis – Trumpet . Tony Williams – Drums .

Production . Produced by David Rubinson, Herbie Hancock . Tomoo Suzuki – Recording Engineer .

Recorded on July 28, 1981 at Sony CBS Studios, Shinanomachi, Tokyo .

Released in 1982 by Columbia.

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mikeladano.com
At almost 70 minutes, Quartet was a double album. Now on CD it’s a single discand if you can find the time to play the whole thing in one sitting I would strongly recommend that experience. […]

RateYourMusic
I love this album. A sort of recreation of the V.S.O.P era. It introduced me to hard bop. Young Wynton Marsalis electrifies as he tries to replicate Miles Davis, especially in Eye of the Hurricane. […]

allmusic
Recorded during a break on a tour of Japan, a month before Marsalis made his first Columbia album, the technically fearless teenaged trumpeter mostly plays the eager student, imitating Miles, Freddie Hubbardand Clifford Brown, obviously relishing the challenge of keeping up with his world-class cohorts. […]

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