HERBIE HANCOCK — V.S.O.P.:Tempest in the Colosseum

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Live album · 1977

Filed under Post Bop
By HERBIE HANCOCK

Tracklist

A.Eye of the Hurricane
B1.Diana
B2.Eighty-One
C1.Maiden Voyage
C2.Lawra
D.Red Clay

Line-up/Musicians

Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Anthony Williams
Piano – Herbie Hancock
Saxophone [Tenor, Soprano] – Wayne Shorter
Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard

About this release

CBS/Sony – 40AP 771~2 (Japan)

Recorded live at The Den-En Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan, July 23, 1977

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dreadpirateroberts
A furious live set of some stand out songs from a fire-cracker line-up, really, what's not to like here?

Hancock's V.S.O.P Quintet (same as the classic Miles Quintet of the 1960s - Hancock, Carter, Shorter & Williams but with Hubbard on trumpet) really cooks on this 1977 concert recorded in Tokyo. It's a monster of an album to my ear - everyone seems to be having a blast and the songs are snappier, faster - yet there's always room to adjust the arrangements.

Carter in particular sounds funkier than I've heard him - especially on Hubbard's 'Red Clay' and the reworking in parts of Hancock's 'Maiden Voyage' is just superb.

It's hard for me to say a bad thing about this album - so I won't! It's generally a much more fiery set of songs than the other V.S.O.P releases and if you like any of the legends mentioned in the line up, grab this album.

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