VSOP (album)

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V.S.O.P.
Live album by Herbie Hancock
Released April 1977
Recorded 1976
Genre Jazz
Length 86:35
Label Columbia
Producer David Rubinson
Herbie Hancock chronology
Secrets
(1976)
V.S.O.P
(1977)
V.S.O.P.: The Quintet
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

V.S.O.P. is an April 1977 jazz-funk fusion double live album by keyboard player Herbie Hancock featuring performances by the V.S.O.P. Quintet (Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter & Tony Williams), the Mwandishi band with Eddie Henderson on two tracks, and The Headhunters featuring Bennie Maupin and Paul Jackson.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Piano Introduction" - 4:33
  2. "Maiden Voyage" (Hancock) - 13:18
  3. "Nefertiti" (Shorter) - 5:17
  4. "Introduction of Players/Eye of the Hurricane" (Hancock) - 18:35
  5. "Toys" (Hancock) - 14:00
  6. "Introductions" - 1:47
  7. "You'll Know When You Get There" (Hancock) - 7:00
  8. "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" (Hancock, Jackson, Ragin) - 11:54
  9. "Spider" (Hancock, Jackson, Ragin) -10:12

Recorded Live At:

Newport Jazz Festival - New York City Center - New York, New York - Tuesday, June 29, 1976

Tracks 1-4 performed by V.S.O.P., Tracks 5-7 performed by Mwandishi, Tracks 8-9 performed by the Headhunters

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Fred Catero – engineer
  • Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin – composer
  • David Rubinson – engineer, producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "V.S.O.P., Vol. 1 - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011.