Oct 26, 2012
What may be the worst storm in 100 years may be putting me in the dark for a while. Hurricane Sandy supposedly will merge with two other fronts to create "Frankenstorm." I have no idea if we'll lose power, but all sign point to another multi-day disaster on the forefront.
So load up your batteries to listen to tunes, all you hearty jazz fans. The song of the day would have to be "Eye of the Hurricane", the Herbie Hancock tune that was recorded in Rudy Van Geleder's studios for Blue Note in 1965 first appeared on his fifth solo album, Maiden Voyage. The album ranks in my all-time top ten recordings, and features a band of Miles Davis alumni - Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and George Coleman - along with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet.
This version comes from Hancock's collaboration with Jack DeJohnette on Parallel Realities Live. One of DeJohnette's most accessible groups, the band was Hancock on piano, Dave Holland on bass, Pat Metheny on guitar and DeJohentte on drums. The live album documented their successful 1990 tour.