VSOP (album)

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V.S.O.P.
VSOP (album).jpg
Live album by
ReleasedApril 1977
Recorded1976
GenreJazz
Length86:35
LabelColumbia
ProducerDavid Rubinson
Herbie Hancock chronology
Secrets
(1976)
V.S.O.P.
(1977)
Herbie Hancock Trio
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

V.S.O.P. is a 1977 double live album by pianist and keyboard player Herbie Hancock, featuring acoustic jazz performances by the V.S.O.P. Quintet (Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter and Tony Williams), and jazz fusion and jazz-funk performances by the Mwandishi band (with Eddie Henderson) 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.