Herbie Hancock’s Piano Solo on: "Pinocchio"(Wayne Shorter)
Like most fans of the great Miles Davis Quintet from the mid-’60s, one holds these recordings in such high esteem that, even years later, it is difficult to make complete and total sense out of some of the performances. Over the years, I have been fortunate to have worked with, in various settings, both Ron Carter and Herbie Hancock, but there has never been enough leisure time to sit and question them about my own curiosities regarding the great recordings, and the circumstances surrounding them. I have, at times, tried to read some of the historical and biographical accounts of those sessions but, I have never really uncovered the answers to my questions. I know that Ron has stated, and many times, that during his tenure with the band, they only rehearsed once or twice. Well, I am about to conjecture about something, and I would imagine that some of you might find it interesting, and others might dismiss it out of hand as lunacy.