VSOP (album)

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V.S.O.P.
VSOP (album).jpg
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)Secrets1976
V.S.O.P
(1977)
Herbie Hancock Trio
(1977)Herbie Hancock Trio1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

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 and 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]

on 1

on 2,3,4

on 5,7

on 8,9

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.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 94. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.