V.S.O.P. The Quintet – Tempest In The Colosseum (1977) [Japanese SACD Reissue 2007]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:21 minutes | Scans NOT included | 2,78 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,52 GB
Tempest in the Colosseum was recorded on July 23, 1977 in the Den-En Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan. Musicians for this performance were Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Tony Williams on drums, Ron Carter on double bass, and Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano saxophones. Originally the album was released in late 1977 only in Japan by Columbia.
Only five days after The Quintet concerts in California, V.S.O.P. was caught live again on tape in Tokyo’s Den-En Colosseum for another Japanese CBS/Sony release. “Tempest” is a good description, for this album contains more volatile ensemble playing than its Columbia predecessor; clearly some tighter bonding took place since the trans-Pacific flight. The notion that Freddie Hubbard is filling in for Miles Davis in a reunion of his old quintet does not have much relevance, for Hubbard is always his own man, in command of his reverberant tone quality and idiosyncratic flurries that owe very little to Miles. Only “Lawra” is duplicated from The Quintet, and there is the additional treat of hearing Hubbard’s masterpiece “Red Clay” performed to a turn by this crack quintet.
01. Eye Of The Hurricane
04. Maiden Voyage
06. Red Clay
Herbie Hancock – keyboards, piano, synthesizer, vocals
Wayne Shorter – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Ron Carter – bass
Tony Williams – drums
Recorded on July 23, 1977 at the Den-En Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan.
Sony Music Japan # SICP-10076