Jan 222022

i should look at the last part of the alphabet more often.  this isn’t complete, and i’m not sure it’s in the right order, but this really is a “super group”, not much else to say.  funny, i almost never listen to herbie hancock nor either of the marsalises.  baffling, really, i’ll have to do something about that.  anyway, if you want the full recording, check the youtube link below.

vsop ii
nhk hall
tokyo, japan
19 may 1983

wynton marsalis (trumpet)
branford marsalis (tenor sax, soprano sax)
herbie hancock (grand piano)
ron carter (bass)
tony williams (drums) [how is it i can’t find a webpage for tony williams?!]

1. the sorcerer 11:04
2. ringo oiwake 8:40
3. jitterbug waltz 9:11
4. new song no. 3 8:40
5. well you needn’t 10:55
6. arboretum 9:35
7. sister cheryl 10:54

tt 1:09:02

fm-sbd > ? > cdr > eac > flac
converted to flac july, 2017 by senormogul9 using nch switch plus

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this has been made available in a lot of places, actually

issued as a bootleg by hi hat, same set list and lineup, with note that it was
originally broadcast on nhk radio, see

available in mp3 format (cbr 128 kbs, sampling 44.1 khz) from pastdaily.com, at

shared in shn format on the dr.fusion blog may 2016 (file links have expired), at

it was also shared several times on dime, twice as (or similar to) this version, and twice in a
90-minute video with a slightly longer setlist in a different order (* if not included in the above).
that video (or version of it) is also on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1L4eTD-9lI

* riot
2 ringo oiwake
5 well, you needn’t
1 the sorcerer
4 new song no. 3
* opus 1.5
3 the jitterbug waltz
7 sister cheryl
6 arboretum
* hesitation set ii

sample: new song #3 256k.mp3
download: VSOP II 1983-05-19 NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan.zip

photo:  screenshot from the youtube video of this show (link above)