13 December 2009

THE HERBIE HANCOCK TRIO



















Herbie Hancock for Sony Japan from 1977.
Herbie Hancock-Piano;Ron Carter-Bass;Tony Williams-Drums

The big three keep it strictly acoustic for this Japanese only release from CBS Sony. 4 originals from Herb plus a rapid romp through "Milestones"...tough stuff.

The first V.S.O.P. tour triggered a flood of recording activity in July 1977, but only a fraction of it was released in the U.S. This session, recorded in San Francisco just days before the Quintet concerts in Berkeley and San Diego, finds Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams mixing it up sans the horns and the results are more reflective and cerebral than the full Quintet concerts. Hancock is thoroughly in control of the agenda while Williams throws in those meter-fracturing flurries that keep everyone on their toes. There is a startling re-interpretation of "Speak like a Child" which is significantly tougher and busier than the wistful Blue Note version, as well as challenging Hancock originals like "Watcha Waiting For" and "Watch It." This is uncompromising acoustic jazz, commercial anathema in the electronic '70s -and thus, only Japan got to hear it. Richard S. Ginell.

34 comments:

Bacoso said...
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Darrius said...

dang Japanese! can't wait to finally hear this. thanks.

katonah said...

Can't get enough of that "uncompromising 70's commercial anatherna meter-fracturing acoustic jazz" stuff

Nice, thanks Bacoso.

taro nombei said...

thanks for the rip bacoso
always appreciated.

taro nombei said...

PS
dang Japanese !

Art Simon said...

Nice, hard hitting funky and swinging acoustic jazz. Williams is super human. Thanks Bacoso!

muttly said...

Many thanks there's some good music here!

Mr. OK Jazz Tokyo said...

Will be going this weekend to find this on vinyl..Hip Hip Hooray for Japanese maniac record store owners!

rasta rocket said...

great post
thanx a lot!!

Andy said...

I knew it would be good and it certainly is, top post,thanks a lot

kb said...

cheers

awsome

Subarashi Hinode said...

THANK YOU...Milestones is on fire..WOW....

Jur said...

Nice and funky.

Thanx!

rap said...

Excellent! Thanks!

Unda said...

These Japanese imports are gems. Thanks!

Nando said...

Hi, Bacoso! Many, many thanks for this I don´t know yet... but after download,,, Peace...

Tim said...

Hi, thanks for the music. I've tried to access this file but Rapidshare gives me a message saying I can't access the copywrited material, then directs me to a site where I can buy movies...is that just one of Rapidshare's fickle tactics?

Can anyone help?

Bacoso said...

tim-my link has been removed by rshare for copyright violation.

Tim said...

Thanks for letting me know. Could anyone re-post this?? It looks awesome.

Bacoso said...

herbie hancock trio-vinyl rip@320:

http://www.mediafire.com/?nmd1nyzymqi

Yotte said...

Your patience is remarkable, Mr Monkey B. Thanks for the re-up.

Tim said...

Thank you!

I agree about your RapidShare hypothesis, restricting access to gain users.

insularis said...

Oooh, I love this album! Thank you so much!! :))

Girls In The Balcony said...

thanks again so much!

SlimStew said...

I love an Acoustic Stadium Trio.

KingCake said...

glad to see the switch to mediafire and very much looking forward to this

cbacas said...

Thanks for this trio record from my favorite rhythm section.

selmi3 said...

What an incredible find!! Only in Japan? Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

gentleman + scholar = you.

Snake_Keys said...

A lot of thanks Bacoso!!!
Your blog is absolutely amazing.
Peace and respect.

rpinero said...

oustanding... thans a lot...!!!

jake said...

Fantastic post, thanks alot

deadmanstar said...

Great album. I bought the CD of this years ago probably at a Tower Records. If I'm not mistaken Ron Carter's album Third Plane was recorded at the same sessions in 1977.

Clint's archive said...

Many thanks for the MF re-up.