V.S.O.P. was an American jazz quintet consisting of Herbie Hancock (piano, keyboards, synthesizers and vocals), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone and soprano saxophone), Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums) and Freddie Hubbard (trumpet and flugelhorn). The line-up was identical to the Miles Davis Quintet of the 1960s, with the only difference being Hubbard, rather than Davis, on trumpet.
V.S.O.P. was essentially a live band: it produced only one studio album (Five Stars in 1979) and four live albums.
The name V.S.O.P. is taken from a grade of Cognac brandy, where it signifies aged (and implicitly high quality) stock.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Tempest in the Colosseum||
|Live Under the Sky||
|Live Under the Sky, No. 2*||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
*This release was only the second CD coupled with the re-release of Live Under The Sky when it was released in the USA, so it was brought back to Japan.