Sunday, July 22, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Herbie Hancock/Michael Brecker/Roy Hargrove
Artist:Herbie Hancock/Michael Brecker/Roy Hargrove
Album:Directions In Music:Live At Massey Hall
Over the years, Herbie Hancock has liked putting together all star tribute tours mostly in tribute to his days in the mid 60s Miles Davis Quintet. He had VSOP in the 70s and the Tribute To Miles band in the 90s. 2001 was the 75th birthday anniversary of Miles Davis & John Coltrane. So Hancock put together this all star band called Directions In Music. Hancock chose to co-headline with tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. John Patitucci is on bass and Brian Blade is on drums. They started the tour in the fall of 2001 and went to the spring of 2002. This CD was recorded at Toronto's Massey Hall in Oct. 2001. The music is mostly covers of Coltrane & Davis songs though D Trane is a Brecker original. He clearly wrote it as a Coltrane tribute and Brecker shines throughout this CD. They're not trying to break new ground but they succeed in making enjoyable jazz. Here's Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker & Roy Hargrove performing in Vienna 2002.