:::The Quintet:::

Posted: Wednesday, 23 July 2008 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , , , , , , , , ,

With the cheers and huzzahs from their 1976 one-off reunion still resounding, the reconstituted Miles Davis Quintet minus Miles went on the road in 1977, spreading their 1965-vintage gospel according to the Prince of Darkness to audiences in Berkeley and San Diego, CA. In doing so, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, plus interloper Freddie Hubbard seem to pick up where they left off, with a repertoire mostly new to the five collectively and developed from there. It isn't exactly the same -- you miss Miles' brooding presence and sense of space in Hubbard's busy, fiery playing, and Hancock is a more harmonically daring, assertive player than he was with Miles -- but the interlocking telepathy and individual virtuosity of the musicians is pretty amazing. This also isn't the best tape from the tour; they were even tighter and more volatile in Japan five days later on Sony's Tempest in the Colosseum. The V.S.O.P. tours amount to a pit stop in the general shape of Hancock's evolution, but their influence upon the direction of jazz as a whole in the '80s and '90s would be staggering.
:::By Richard S. Ginell:::
V.S.O.P. - The Quintet (1977)

1. One Of A Kind
2. Third Plane
3, Jessica
4, Lawra
5. Introduction Of Players, Darts
6. Dolores
7. Little Waltz
8. Byrdlike

Ron Carter (Bass), Herbie Hancock (Synthesizer), Herbie Hancock (Piano), Herbie Hancock (Keyboards), Herbie Hancock (Vocals), Herbie Hancock (Main Performer), Bennie Maupin (Percussion), Bennie Maupin (Wind), Julian Priester (Trombone), Wayne Shorter (Saxophone), Wayne Shorter (Sax (Soprano)), Wayne Shorter (Sax (Tenor)), Tony Williams (Drums), Eddie Henderson (Percussion), Eddie Henderson (Trumpet), V.S.O.P. (Performer), Conrad Silvert (Liner Notes), Bryan Bell (Engineer), Bryan Bell (Audio Engineer), Fred Catero (Engineer), Jeffrey Cohen (Associate Producer), Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet), Freddie Hubbard (Flugelhorn), Paul Jackson (Bass), James Levi, Chris Minto (Assistant Engineer), Shawn Murphy (Remote Recording Crew), David Rubinson (Producer), Ray Thompson (Remote Recording Crew), Wah Wah Watson (Guitar), Buster Williams (Bass), Buster Williams (Percussion), Herbie Green (Design), Paul Sandweiss (Remote Recording Crew), Bruce Talamon (Photography), Dennis Mays (Remote Recording Crew), Russ Anderson (Design), Les D. Cooper (Remote Recording Crew)

Recorded live at: The Greek Theatre University of California, Berkeley, July 16, 1977 and The San Diego Civic Theatre, July 18, 1977.

2 komentarze:

  1. Anonymous says:

    thanks so much... the first track is however corrupted... crc error....