The Jazz Show Episode February 17, 2014

Broadcast on 17-Feb-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

This album was Herbie Hancock's last for Blue Note Records. He was a rising star as he had been part of Miles Davis' ground breaking "second great quintet" for 7 years and had just formed his own sextet. He had just signed a very lucrative contract with Warner Bros.Records but owed Blue Note one more and Blue Note went out of their way to provide Herbie with everything he needed. His new sextet consisted of Johnny Coles on trumpet and flugelhorn, Garnett Brown on trombone, Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone, Buster Williams on bass and Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums. The band was augmented by three more horns for a larger ensemble sound....bass trombone, bass clarinet and flute and alto flute....Tony Studd, Jerome Richardson and Hubert Laws were the extras. All of the compositions were in honour of the African-American people and the civil rights movement but the music is not overtly militant. It was recorded in 1969 during a turbulent time in US History. Four of the five pieces are by Hancock and one by bassist Williams. "The Prisoner" stands on it's own and has never been revisited by Herbie Hancock yet it is one of his finest and most eloquent musical statements. You are in for a treat!

Track Listing:

Body And Soul
John Lewis · The Wonderful World of Jazz
Chet Bake/Charlie Haden · Silence
Chet Baker/Charlie haden · Silence
My Funny Valentine
Chet Baker/Charlie Haden · Silence
Tears For Ol' Miss
John Handy · New View
John Coltrane · Live At Birdland
Left Alone
Abbey Lincoln · Straight Ahead
African Lady
Abbey Lincoln · Straight Ahead
Abbey Lincoln · Straight Ahead
Meditations on Integration.
Charles Mingus · Mingus At Monterey
The Prisoner
HerbieHancock · The Prisoner
He Who Lives In Fear
Herbie Hancock · The Prisoner
I Have A Dream
Herbie Hancock · The Prisoner
Herbie Hancock · The Prisoner
Promise of The Sun
Herbie Hancock · The Prisoner
Chet Baker/Charlie Haden · Silence
Chet Baker/Charlie Haden · Silence