Sons of Miles – Shorter, Hancock, Williams (1964 - 1968)

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During the five-year tenure of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet (1963—1968), Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams were very active on their own projects, many of which included Ron Carter. Several of the resulting releases are classics of the period and laid the foundation for their significant careers after the Quintet broke up in 1968. The highly productive moonlighting of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams in this hour of Jazz at 100.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Herbie Hancock Quintet "Maiden Voyage" from Maiden Voyage (Blue Note) 2:38
  • Herbie Hancock Quintet "Dolphin Dance" from Maiden Voyage (Blue Note) 10:26
  • Host speaks 19:40
  • Herbie Hancock Trio "The Sorcerer" from Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Piano (Smithsonian) 21:30
  • Host speaks 26:59
  • Tony Williams Trio "Memory" from Life Time (Blue Note) 28:10
  • Host speaks 36:12
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet "Infant Eyes" from Speak No Evil (Blue Note) 39:21
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet "Speak No Evil" from Speak No Evil (Blue Note) 46:11
  • Host Outro 54:30

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