Hancock, Herbie - V.S.O.P.

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1977 2LP Gatefold Original. “V.S.O.P. Is A Landmark Album In The History Of Jazz, Though Not At All In The Way It Was Intended. George Wein Organized A Herbie Hancock Retrospective Concert At The 1977 Newport Jazz Festival In New York Where Three Bands From Hancock's Past And Present — The 1965-1968 Miles Davis Quintet With Freddie Hubbard Deputizing For The Indisposed Miles, The 1969-1973 Sextet, And Hancock's Then-Current Jazz-Funk Outfit — Would Share The Stage. As Things Turned Out, It Was The Miles Band Reunion That Grabbed Most Of The Attention, Leading To Several Tours Which In Turn Inspired A Whole Generation Of Young Musicians (Led By Wynton Marsalis) To Turn Their Backs Upon Electronics And Make Bop-Grounded Acoustic Jazz The Lingua Franca Of Jazz For The Rest Of The 20th Century. This Is Not The Outcome The Forward-Looking Hancock Would Have Preferred, But You Cannot Deny That He, Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter And Tony Williams Sound Marvelously In Sync With Each Other, Playing In A Free-Flowing, Post-Bop Style None Of Them Had Touched In Years. (Hancock Is Actually Playing A Yamaha Electric Grand Piano, Not An Acoustic Grand — There's A Substantial Sonic Difference, Yet One That Went Unremarked Upon By Otherwise-Watchful Purists At The Time). The Concert Also Turned Out To Be A Farewell To The Great Hancock Sextet (Which Has Yet To Reunite On Records); This Group Actually Made The Most Absorbing, Adventurous Music Of That Evening, With Trumpeter Eddie Henderson Laying A More Credible Claim To Miles' Pithy Idiom Than Hubbard Had Earlier. The Sextet Plays Only Two Numbers: "Toys" And "You'll Know When You Get There." It's A Pity There Isn't More. The Reverberations From This Concert Continue To This Day.” Richard S. Ginell, AMG. Both LPs Appear Unplayed.

Artist: Hancock, Herbie Title: V.S.O.P. Genre: Jazz Type: Used - LP Label: Columbia Catalog ID: PG 34688 Country: USA Our ID: 40054
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