Herbie Hancock – The Herbie Hancock Trio ’77 (1977/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Herbie Hancock – The Herbie Hancock Trio ’77 (1977/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:07 minutes | 950 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front cover | © Aware/Columbia

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.

01 – Watch it
02 – Speak Like a Child
03 – Watcha Waitin’ For
04 – Look
05 – Milestones

Herbie Hancock – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Tony Williams – drums