HERBIE HANCOCK — V.S.O.P.

Jazz music community with review and forums

HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. cover
4.85 | 7 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Live album · 1977

Filed under Post Bop
By HERBIE HANCOCK

Tracklist

A1 Piano Introduction 4:32
A2 Maiden Voyage 13:18
A3 Nefertiti 5:17
B Introduction Of Players/Eye Of The Hurricane 18:35
C1 Toys 14:00
C2 Introductions 1:47
C3 You'll Know When You Get There 7:00
D1 Hang Up Your Hang Ups 11:54
D2 Spider 10:12

Line-up/Musicians

Bass – Mchezaji Buster Williams (tracks: C1 to C3), Ron Carter (tracks: A1 to B)
Drums – Tony Williams (tracks: A1 to B), Jabali Billy Hart (tracks: C1 to C3), James Levi (tracks: D1, D2)
Electric Bass – Paul Jackson (tracks: D1, D2)
Electric Piano [Rhodes, Yamaha Electric Grand Piano], Clavinet [Hohner D6] – Mwandishi Herbie Hancock (tracks: C1 to C3)
Electric Piano [Rhodes, Yamaha Electric Grand Piano], Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Arp String Ensemble], Clavinet [Hohner D6], Synthesizer [Micro-moog, Oberheim Polyphonic Synthesizer, Echoplex, Countryman Phase Shifter, Cry Baby Wah Wah] – Herbie Hancock (tracks: D1, D2)
Electric Piano [Yamaha Electric Grand Piano] – Herbie Hancock (tracks: A1 to B)
Flute [Alto] – Mwile Bennie Maupin (tracks: C1 to C3)
Guitar – Ray Parker Jr. (tracks: D1, D2)
Guitar, Synthesizer [Maestro Universal Synthesizer System, Maestro Sample & Hold], Talkbox [Voice Bag] – Wah Wah Watson (tracks: D1, D2)
Percussion – Kenneth Nash (tracks: D1, D2)
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Wayne Shorter (tracks: A1 to B)
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Lyricon – Bennie Maupin (tracks: D1, D2)
Trombone [Tenor, Bass] – Pepo Julian Priester (tracks: C1 to C3)
Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard (tracks: A1 to B)
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Effects – Mganga Eddie Henderson (tracks: C1 to C3)

About this release

Columbia ‎– PG 34688(US)

The occasion for these recordings was a special concert presented on June 29, 1976 at New York's City Center, by George Wein as part of the Newport Jazz Festival. Originally termed a "Retrospective of The Music of Herbie Hancock" its purpose was not so much to pay tribute to one musician, but to enable a group of great musicians to get together and play.

Thanks to snobb, darkshade, js for the updates

Buy HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. music

Amazon (logo)
V.S.O.PV.S.O.P
Hybrid SACD - DSD
Sony / Bmg Japan 2007
$55.89
$29.99 (used)
V.S.O.P.V.S.O.P.
Double LP
Columbia
$10.99 (used)
V.S.O.P.V.S.O.P.
Sony Japan 2013
$39.99
$36.99 (used)
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P RADIO EDIT SELECTIONS vinyl recordHERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P RADIO EDIT SELECTIONS vinyl record
COLUMBIA RECORDS
$10.49 (used)
Herbie Hancock V.s.o.p. Tour Sampler 1. Maiden Voyage 2. A Remark You Made 3. Water BabiesHerbie Hancock V.s.o.p. Tour Sampler 1. Maiden Voyage 2. A Remark You Made 3. Water Babies
Columbia records
$14.95 (used)
Showing 5 items | Cache expiring in 6h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. 2xLP - Columbia VG++ PROMO Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. 2xLP - Columbia VG++ PROMO USD $7.50 (2 bids)
5h
HERBIE HANCOCK~V.S.O.P.~COLUMBIA PG 34688 Stereo (NM) HERBIE HANCOCK~V.S.O.P.~COLUMBIA PG 34688 Stereo (NM) USD $7.37 Buy It Now 11h
V.S.O.P.~The Quintet~Herbie Hancock~Freddie Hubbard~Wayne Shorter~FAST SHIPPING V.S.O.P.~The Quintet~Herbie Hancock~Freddie Hubbard~Wayne Shorter~FAST SHIPPING USD $8.96 Buy It Now 12h
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN Mini LP 2 CD 1997 W/Obi RARE OOP! HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN Mini LP 2 CD 1997 W/Obi RARE OOP! USD $129.00 Buy It Now 17h
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. 2-LP vinyl record (Double Album) Australian S2BP220193 Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. 2-LP vinyl record (Double Album) Australian S2BP220193 USD $25.22 Buy It Now 17h
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. Gatefold Cover Record Columbia ‎PG 34688 Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. Gatefold Cover Record Columbia ‎PG 34688 USD $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Herbie Hancock 2 LP V.S.O.P. 1977 Live Freddie Hubbard Wayne Shorter VG++/M- Herbie Hancock 2 LP V.S.O.P. 1977 Live Freddie Hubbard Wayne Shorter VG++/M- USD $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Herbie Hancock / Michael Brecker / Roy Hargrove V.S.O.P. Japan CD SICP-30287 OBI Herbie Hancock / Michael Brecker / Roy Hargrove V.S.O.P. Japan CD SICP-30287 OBI USD $90.99 Buy It Now 3 days
HERBIE HANCOCK-V.S.O.P.-JAPAN 2 SACD Hybrid I98 HERBIE HANCOCK-V.S.O.P.-JAPAN 2 SACD Hybrid I98 USD $38.50 Buy It Now 3 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. LP 77' Jazz CBS Wayne Shorter FREDDIE HUBBARD VG++ HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. LP 77' Jazz CBS Wayne Shorter FREDDIE HUBBARD VG++ USD $6.97 Buy It Now 4 days
HERBIE HANCOCK Quintet Dbl LP V.S.O.P. 1977  Columbia vsop record album vinyl HERBIE HANCOCK Quintet Dbl LP V.S.O.P. 1977 Columbia vsop record album vinyl USD $6.99 Buy It Now 4 days
[SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~EXC/NM 2 DOUBLE LP~HERBIE HANCOCK~V.S.O.P ~The Quintet~1977~WLP [SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~EXC/NM 2 DOUBLE LP~HERBIE HANCOCK~V.S.O.P ~The Quintet~1977~WLP USD $10.00 Buy It Now 4 days
[SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~EXC 2 DOUBLE LP~HERBIE HANCOCK~V.S.O.P (Live)~{1977~CBS~Issue]~ [SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~EXC 2 DOUBLE LP~HERBIE HANCOCK~V.S.O.P (Live)~{1977~CBS~Issue]~ USD $10.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Herbie Hancock / V. S. O. P: (2 LP Set) Personnel: Wayne Shorter, Bennie Maupin, Herbie Hancock / V. S. O. P: (2 LP Set) Personnel: Wayne Shorter, Bennie Maupin, USD $15.49 Buy It Now 4 days
Herbie Hancock – V.S.O.P. -  Hard Bop-Modal Jazz Vinyl LP – WL Promo Herbie Hancock – V.S.O.P. - Hard Bop-Modal Jazz Vinyl LP – WL Promo USD $7.99 (0 bids)
4 days
[SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~EXC 2 DOUBLE LP~HERBIE HANCOCK~V.S.O.P.~The Quintet~[1977~CBS]~ [SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~EXC 2 DOUBLE LP~HERBIE HANCOCK~V.S.O.P.~The Quintet~[1977~CBS]~ USD $8.00 Buy It Now 4 days
HERBIE HANCOCK 2 LP Classic V.S.O.P. Wayne Shorter 1977 Canadian Press COLUMBIA HERBIE HANCOCK 2 LP Classic V.S.O.P. Wayne Shorter 1977 Canadian Press COLUMBIA USD $7.50 Buy It Now 4 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P VSOP Live Under Sky HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P VSOP Live Under Sky USD $59.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. 2XLP Jazz Fusion Newport jazz festival 1976 VG+ 33 RPM Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. 2XLP Jazz Fusion Newport jazz festival 1976 VG+ 33 RPM USD $7.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Herbie Hancock ‎– V.S.O.P. - Vinyl LP Album Record Herbie Hancock ‎– V.S.O.P. - Vinyl LP Album Record USD $22.27 Buy It Now 5 days
HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. - COLUMBIA RECORDS-PG 34688 - NEW-MINT - GATE FOLD HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. - COLUMBIA RECORDS-PG 34688 - NEW-MINT - GATE FOLD USD $18.00 Buy It Now 5 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. FIVE STARS   JAPAN SACD HYBRID HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. FIVE STARS JAPAN SACD HYBRID USD $28.90 Buy It Now 5 days
Herbie Hancock Quintet V.S.O.P. vinyl 2x LP 1977 Columbia Records EX Herbie Hancock Quintet V.S.O.P. vinyl 2x LP 1977 Columbia Records EX USD $9.95 Buy It Now 6 days
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. Live In Usa Japan Sacd Hybrid New Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. Live In Usa Japan Sacd Hybrid New USD $35.73 Buy It Now 6 days
CRANIUM'S The Quintet V.S.O.P. orig double Lp Herbie Hancock VSOP Tony Williams CRANIUM'S The Quintet V.S.O.P. orig double Lp Herbie Hancock VSOP Tony Williams USD $10.99 Buy It Now 8 days
HERBIE HANCOCK- HERBIE HANCOCK-"V.S.O.P." 12"x2 DOUBLE LP USD $6.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. 2LP NM Wayne Shorter Tony Williams Freddie Hubbard Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. 2LP NM Wayne Shorter Tony Williams Freddie Hubbard USD $6.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. Double LP Gatefold 2xLP Vinyl 1977 Columbia ‎– PG 34688 Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. Double LP Gatefold 2xLP Vinyl 1977 Columbia ‎– PG 34688 USD $8.95 Buy It Now 9 days
HERBIE HANCOCK v.s.o.p radio edit selections LP Mint- AS 360 Vinyl 1977 Record HERBIE HANCOCK v.s.o.p radio edit selections LP Mint- AS 360 Vinyl 1977 Record USD $7.35 Buy It Now 9 days
HERBIE HANCOCK 7 x Vinyl LP Sound-System ROCKIT Picture MM V.S.O.P. Future Shock HERBIE HANCOCK 7 x Vinyl LP Sound-System ROCKIT Picture MM V.S.O.P. Future Shock USD $60.00 Buy It Now 9 days
HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. - COLUMBIA 34688 FUNK JAZZ DOUBLE LP HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. - COLUMBIA 34688 FUNK JAZZ DOUBLE LP USD $14.99 Buy It Now 10 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. TOUR SAMPLER AS 363 HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. TOUR SAMPLER AS 363 USD $12.99 Buy It Now 10 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN CD SRCS-7121~2 1993 HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN CD SRCS-7121~2 1993 USD $47.59 Buy It Now 10 days
HERBIE HANCOCK/V.S.O.P. - LIVE UNDER THE SKY NEW CD HERBIE HANCOCK/V.S.O.P. - LIVE UNDER THE SKY NEW CD USD $18.30 Buy It Now 10 days
Herbie Hancock, V.S.O.P. - Five Stars [New CD] Herbie Hancock, V.S.O.P. - Five Stars [New CD] USD $10.19 Buy It Now 10 days
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. Quintet (CD Used Like New) Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. Quintet (CD Used Like New) USD $5.45 Buy It Now 11 days
Herbie Hancock  Herbie Hancock "V.S.O.P." USD $8.79 Buy It Now 11 days
HERBIE HANCOCK 2LP V.S.O.P Columbia PC 34689 NM 1979 HERBIE HANCOCK 2LP V.S.O.P Columbia PC 34689 NM 1979 USD $10.00 Buy It Now 12 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. 1977 Columbia PG 34688 LP Vinyl VG+ Cover VG+ HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. 1977 Columbia PG 34688 LP Vinyl VG+ Cover VG+ USD $6.39 Buy It Now 13 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN Limited Mini LP 2 CD 1997 W/Obi RARE OOP! HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN Limited Mini LP 2 CD 1997 W/Obi RARE OOP! USD $89.00 Buy It Now 13 days
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P.Live Under the Sky  (Sep-2004, 2 Discs, Legacy) BRAND NEW Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P.Live Under the Sky (Sep-2004, 2 Discs, Legacy) BRAND NEW USD $12.99 Buy It Now 13 days
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P.: Live Under The Sky (CD Used Like New) Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P.: Live Under The Sky (CD Used Like New) USD $13.97 Buy It Now 14 days
V.S.O.P. THE QUINTET JAPAN CD Mini LP w/OBI SRCS-9654 - HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. THE QUINTET JAPAN CD Mini LP w/OBI SRCS-9654 - HERBIE HANCOCK - USD $39.50 Buy It Now 14 days
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. M/NM Ltd Edit Columbia AS363 LP 162144 W/Tour Narrative Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. M/NM Ltd Edit Columbia AS363 LP 162144 W/Tour Narrative USD $16.95 Buy It Now 14 days
V.S.O.P. LP Herbie Hancock Freddie Hubbard Wayne Shorter Ron Carter Orig JAPAN V.S.O.P. LP Herbie Hancock Freddie Hubbard Wayne Shorter Ron Carter Orig JAPAN USD $29.99 Buy It Now 14 days
HERBIE HANCOCK COLUMBIA RECORDS 3 LP SET - TRUST - SECRETS & V.S.O.P LIVE SET HERBIE HANCOCK COLUMBIA RECORDS 3 LP SET - TRUST - SECRETS & V.S.O.P LIVE SET USD $79.99 Buy It Now 15 days
1977 Herbie Hancock–V.S.O.P. 2 LP NM/EX Columbia ‎– PG 34688 1977 Herbie Hancock–V.S.O.P. 2 LP NM/EX Columbia ‎– PG 34688 USD $17.25 Buy It Now 15 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN CD SRCS-7121~2 1993 HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN CD SRCS-7121~2 1993 USD $47.59 Buy It Now 15 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN CD SRCS-7121~2 1993 HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN CD SRCS-7121~2 1993 USD $47.59 Buy It Now 15 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. LIVE IN USA JAPAN SACD HYBRID HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. LIVE IN USA JAPAN SACD HYBRID USD $47.72 Buy It Now 16 days
HERBIE HANCOCK: V.s.o.p. Tour Sampler LP (WLP, promo-only, slight foxing on cov HERBIE HANCOCK: V.s.o.p. Tour Sampler LP (WLP, promo-only, slight foxing on cov USD $15.00 Buy It Now 16 days
HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. - 1977 PG 34688 JAZZ  VINYL LP HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. - 1977 PG 34688 JAZZ VINYL LP USD $17.99 Buy It Now 17 days
v.s.o.p. 2lp the quintet  herbie hancock/freddie hubbard  c2 34976     vg+/vg++ v.s.o.p. 2lp the quintet herbie hancock/freddie hubbard c2 34976 vg+/vg++ USD $12.99 Buy It Now 17 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P LIVE Jazz 2 LP SET COLUMBIA RECORDS C2-34976 LIMITED HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P LIVE Jazz 2 LP SET COLUMBIA RECORDS C2-34976 LIMITED USD $44.99 Buy It Now 17 days
Herbie Hancock / Michael Brecker / Roy Hargrove V.S.O.P. Japan Cd Sicp-30287 Obi Herbie Hancock / Michael Brecker / Roy Hargrove V.S.O.P. Japan Cd Sicp-30287 Obi USD $46.98 Buy It Now 17 days
The Quintet V.S.O.P. 2-LP VG+/EX Herbie Hancock Tony Williams Wayne Shorter The Quintet V.S.O.P. 2-LP VG+/EX Herbie Hancock Tony Williams Wayne Shorter USD $7.00 Buy It Now 18 days
Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. PG 34688 Vinyl Album Herbie Hancock V.S.O.P. PG 34688 Vinyl Album USD $1.99 Buy It Now 18 days
V.S.O.P. (Herbie Hancock/ Freddie Hubbard) The Quintet (VG++ Columbia 2LP) V.S.O.P. (Herbie Hancock/ Freddie Hubbard) The Quintet (VG++ Columbia 2LP) USD $13.46 Buy It Now 19 days
HERBIE HANCOCK: V.S.O.P. USA Orig Columbia 2x LP Promo White Label vsop ex HERBIE HANCOCK: V.S.O.P. USA Orig Columbia 2x LP Promo White Label vsop ex USD $9.99 Buy It Now 20 days
Herbie Hancock Quintet - V.S.O.P. CD NEW Herbie Hancock Quintet - V.S.O.P. CD NEW USD $11.08 Buy It Now 21 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. 1977 COLUMBIA PG-34688 2LP Freddie Hubbard WAYNE SHORTER HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. 1977 COLUMBIA PG-34688 2LP Freddie Hubbard WAYNE SHORTER USD $9.00 Buy It Now 21 days
V.S.O.P. Herbie Hancock Freddie Hubbard Tony Williams LP FCPA-748 JAPAN ISSUE V.S.O.P. Herbie Hancock Freddie Hubbard Tony Williams LP FCPA-748 JAPAN ISSUE USD $19.99 Buy It Now 21 days
Live Under the Sky by Herbie Hancock/V.S.O.P. (CD, Sep-2004, 2 Discs, Legacy) Live Under the Sky by Herbie Hancock/V.S.O.P. (CD, Sep-2004, 2 Discs, Legacy) USD $13.30 Buy It Now 22 days
21 HERBIE HANCOCK, V.S.O.P ALBUM  ADVERT 12X10 COLUMBIA RECORDS 21 HERBIE HANCOCK, V.S.O.P ALBUM ADVERT 12X10 COLUMBIA RECORDS USD $15.72 Buy It Now 23 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. TEMPEST IN THE COLOSSEUM  JAPAN SACD HYBRID HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. TEMPEST IN THE COLOSSEUM JAPAN SACD HYBRID USD $28.90 Buy It Now 23 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P.  LIVE UNDER THE SKY 1979  JAPAN 2 SACD HYBRID HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. LIVE UNDER THE SKY 1979 JAPAN 2 SACD HYBRID USD $41.80 Buy It Now 23 days
Herbie Hancock, V.S.O.P. - Five Stars [New CD] Herbie Hancock, V.S.O.P. - Five Stars [New CD] USD $11.41 Buy It Now 23 days
Herbie Hancock 1977 V.S.O.P.  2LP Columbia White Label Promo Copy Jazz NM Vinyl Herbie Hancock 1977 V.S.O.P. 2LP Columbia White Label Promo Copy Jazz NM Vinyl USD $10.00 Buy It Now 23 days
SEALED JAZZ 2 LP: THE QUINTET V.S.O.P. HERBIE HANCOCK, WAYNE SHORTER Columbia SEALED JAZZ 2 LP: THE QUINTET V.S.O.P. HERBIE HANCOCK, WAYNE SHORTER Columbia USD $25.00 Buy It Now 24 days
JAPAN 2LP PROMO WHITE THE QUINTET V.S.O.P. HERBIE HANCOCK FREDDIE HUBBARD G/F JAPAN 2LP PROMO WHITE THE QUINTET V.S.O.P. HERBIE HANCOCK FREDDIE HUBBARD G/F USD $19.99 Buy It Now 25 days
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - 1977 CBS Vinyl 2x LP Record Album Gatefold VG/EX Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - 1977 CBS Vinyl 2x LP Record Album Gatefold VG/EX USD $10.00 Buy It Now 26 days
Herbie Hancock, V.S.O.P., V.S.O.P. the Quintet - Tempest in Colosseum [New CD] J Herbie Hancock, V.S.O.P., V.S.O.P. the Quintet - Tempest in Colosseum [New CD] J USD $29.02 Buy It Now 26 days
Herbie Hancock - Hancock, Herbie : V.S.O.P.: Live Under the Sky [New CD] Bonus T Herbie Hancock - Hancock, Herbie : V.S.O.P.: Live Under the Sky [New CD] Bonus T USD $15.97 Buy It Now 27 days
Herbie Hancock - Hancock, Herbie : V.S.O.P.: Live Under the Sky [New CD] Bonus T Herbie Hancock - Hancock, Herbie : V.S.O.P.: Live Under the Sky [New CD] Bonus T USD $17.67 Buy It Now 27 days
Herbie Hancock, V.S.O.P., V.S.O.P. the Quintet - Tempest in Colosseum [New CD] J Herbie Hancock, V.S.O.P., V.S.O.P. the Quintet - Tempest in Colosseum [New CD] J USD $25.94 Buy It Now 28 days
 Herbie Hancock ‎– V.S.O.P. - Tour Narrative Special Limited Edition For Radio Herbie Hancock ‎– V.S.O.P. - Tour Narrative Special Limited Edition For Radio USD $9.00 Buy It Now 28 days
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - 8 Track Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - 8 Track USD $9.95 Buy It Now 28 days
 Herbie Hancock ‎– V.S.O.P. 2xLP US 1977 Columbia Gatefold Herbie Hancock ‎– V.S.O.P. 2xLP US 1977 Columbia Gatefold USD $9.00 Buy It Now 29 days
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN CD SRCS-9195~6 1997 HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. JAPAN CD SRCS-9195~6 1997 USD $59.09 Buy It Now 29 days
Showing all 81 items | Price may be different, data is cached, expiring in 24h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

js
When this album came out in late 1976, it was an absolute breath of fresh air for a jazz-rock/fusion scene that was becoming increasingly boring and routine. While many fusion bands were becoming more commercial and laid-back, and still others more mechanical and 'rock like' in their music, Herbie came out with this live set that was a blast of real jazz, the likes of which had not been heard in a while. For this special occasion Hancock invited three of his best bands to play: The 60s Miles Davis quintet with Freddie Hubbard replacing Miles, Herbie's early 70s Sextet, and his mid-70s funk group, The Headhunters. Each of these three bands is in top form here, and almost all of the music on this two LP set is as fresh, exciting and challenging now as it was back then.

The Quintet opens with three incredible numbers that show them playing with much more fiery aggressive abandon now that Freddie Hubbard has replaced Miles. The mysterious Shorter composition, 'Nefertiti', really stands out with it's bizarre repeating melody while Tony Williams is on fire as he interjects crazy poly-rhythms wherever he can.

Next up is Herbie's most experimental group, The Sextet. Their first tune is an OK avant-garde/post-bop number, but it is followed by 'You'll Know When You Get There', a tune which better allows this band to show off their brilliant collective improvs that combine three horn players and Hancock's array of electronic keyboards and effects. It would have been nice to hear more from this band, they never cease to amaze.

The show closes with The Headhunters playing some of their more commercial funk, but still giving it a lot of spirit and energy and providing a text book example of how much can be done with one vamp in one key. These two LPs capture a 'very special one-time performance' indeed, and provide a great way to hear an overview of Herbie's career from the early 60s to the mid-70s. Overall a very fun high energy concert featuring some of the best musicians of that decade.

Members reviews

No HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • Fant0mas
  • KK58
  • darkshade
  • Rokukai
  • richby
  • darkprinceofjazz

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Nyeusi Nu Jazz
JUSTIN BROWN
Buy this album from MMA partners
More Jazz Related RnB
ERIC ESSIX
Buy this album from MMA partners
Prismatic Colours 21st Century Modern
VOLKER ENGELBERTH
Buy this album from MMA partners
Bernard Purdie & Friends Present : Cool Down Funk Jazz
BERNARD "PRETTY" PURDIE
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

jazzahead! 2015 - Peedu Kass Momentum
PEEDU KASS
js· 3 hours ago
Shake It Up
ERIC ESSIX
js· 15 hours ago
"Tuljak" Sooäär-Vaigla-Ruben trio
JAAK SOOÄÄR
js· 15 hours ago
David "Fathead" Newman - Captain Buckles
DAVID "FATHEAD" NEWMAN
js· 16 hours ago
Part I3 - Orange
VOLKER ENGELBERTH
js· 1 day ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us