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  All About Jazz - The Definitive Resource for Jazz Music
Bobby Hutcherson, one the handful of vibraphonists to enjoy successful careers as both a jazz instrumentalist and a composer, inherited the musical legacy built by Lionel Hampton and Red Norvo and extended the virtuoso innovations developed by Milt Jackson.
A native of L.A., Hutcherson performed locally with Curtis Amy and Charles Lloyd as well as with a quintet co-led by Al Grey and Billy Mitchell which brought him to N.Y. in 1961 when he was 20 years old.
Hutcherson appeared on several other Blue Note titles as a leader and sideman during the course of an association with the label that lasted until 1977.
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  Bobby Hutcherson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bobby Hutcherson (born January 27, 1941 in Los Angeles) is a jazz vibraphone and marimba player.
His vibraphone playing is suggestive of the style of Milt Jackson in its free-flowing melodicism but his sense of harmony and group interaction is thoroughly modern.
Hutcherson is the dominant influence on Stefon Harris, who some liken as the Hutcherson of his period.
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 Bobby Hutcherson - Biography - AOL Music
Easily one of jazz's greatest vibraphonists, Bobby Hutcherson epitomized his instrument in relation to the era in which he came of age the way Lionel Hampton did with swing or Milt Jackson with bop.
Hutcherson gradually moved into a more mainstream, modal post-bop style that, if not as adventurous as his early work, still maintained his reputation as one of the most advanced masters of his instrument.
Bobby Hutcherson was born January 27, 1941, in Los Angeles.
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 Jazz Profiles: Bobby Hutcherson
The profile of Bobby Hutcherson was written and produced by Paul Conley.
Bobby Hutcherson is one of the most influential living jazz vibraphonists.
Hutcherson was arrested on drug charges in New York City and as a result lost his cabaret card.
www.npr.org /programs/jazzprofiles/archive/hutcherson.html   (885 words)

 Details for Bobby Hutcherson/Components at CDconnection.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Hutcherson at the maximum height of his powers, even in chambers' tunes, in which he displays his great taste for group music making.
It's just more Hutcherson 's date, and he helps unite the disparate halves with a cool-toned control that's apparent regardless of whether the material is way outside or more conventionally swinging.
People who enjoy the works of bobby hutcherson may also enjoy, in order of descending probability, the works of jackie mclean, andrew hill, lee morgan, larry young, hank mobley, duke pearson, grant green, kenny dorham, stanley turrentine, freddie hubbard, lou donaldson, woody shaw, tina brooks, yusef lateef, joe henderson.
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 Cruisin' The 'Bird: The Hard Bop Homepage
Bobby Hutcherson is such an artist: he plays much, much better today than when he first began getting notice some twenty-five years ago.
Hutcherson is now in such command of what he wishes to do that one of the greatest problems in art--sustaining a mood--is solved not only in his own playing but in the work of those with whom he has surrounded himself on this date.
That Bobby Hutcherson has evolved the ability to bring this off so effortlessly is proof of the work he has done on his own talent and his music (not only as a player but also as a composer).
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 CD Review of Bobby Hutcherson - Un Poco Loco on Koch Jazz @ jazzreview.com
Bobby Hutcherson (vibes & marimba), John Abercrombie (acoustic & electric guitars), George Cables (electric & acoustic pianos), Chuck Domanico (electric & acoustic basses), Peter Erskine (drums & percussion).
Hutcherson’s instruments fare a little better, but there’s none of the richly detailed ring and hanging-in-air timbre so commonplace on the Blue Notes.
Luckily, Hutcherson didn’t fall headfirst into the commercial abyss like his friend and frequent collaborator Freddie Hubbard, whose career never fully recovered from the string of disco-jazz monstrosities he recorded during this same era for Columbia and Fantasy.
www.jazzreview.com /cdreview.cfm?ID=3861   (522 words)

 Bobby Hutcherson - Oblique: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Bobby Hutcherson [+]'s second quartet session, Oblique [+], shares both pianist Herbie Hancock [+] and drummer Joe Chambers with his first, Happenings [+] (bassist Albert Stinson [+] is a newcomer).
For starters, there's less emphasis on Hutcherson originals; he contributes only three of the six pieces, with one from Hancock and two from the typically free-thinking Chambers.
The title cut is quick and driving, with lots of short, fleeting exchanges between Hutcherson and a surprisingly swinging Hancock; "Bi-Sectional" makes playful use of chromaticism in its first part, after which Hutcherson and Chambers switch between several different percussion instruments for what amounts to an artillery attack.
www.music.com /release/oblique/1   (306 words)

 Bobby Hutcherson : Dialogue - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Coming fresh on the heels of his groundbreaking work with Eric Dolphy, Bobby Hutcherson's debut album is a masterpiece of "new thing" avant-garde jazz, not really free but way beyond standard hard bop.
Hutcherson has so many fine players on hand that the focus is naturally on group interaction rather than any particular soloist(s), setting up nice contrasts like the fiery sax work of Rivers versus the cooler tones of Hutcherson and Hill.
Dialogue remains Hutcherson's most adventurous, "outside" album, and while there are more extensive showcases for his playing, this high-caliber session stands as arguably his greatest musical achievement.
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 Amazon.ca: Music: Stick-Up!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Bobby has it all together on this 1966 release.
"Verse," which Hutcherson says in the liner notes refers to the literary sense of the word, is indeed an aural poem and one of satisfyingly controlled intensity.
Bobby Hutcherson is fantastic on vibes, starting out with Ornette Coleman's catchy Una Muy Bonita and moving through five more originals, which is different than the equally excellent (and different) Patterns where he contributes no songs.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000005HAD   (695 words)

 SignOnSanDiego Entertainment Guide > Event Profile: Bobby Hutcherson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
And Gary Burton and Bobby Hutcherson are the two giants of the instrument to emerge in the 1960s.
Hutcherson, an L.A. native who grew up in Pasadena, made a name for himself when he broke into the New York scene in the early '60s.
During the 15 years Hutcherson was associated with Blue Note, he produced a series of classic albums, including "Dialogue," "Components," "Medina" and "Stick Up." Many of the albums are long out of print, though the label has reissued a handful on CD in recent years.
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 Details for Bobby Hutcherson/Stick-Up! at CDconnection.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
I am an unconditional fan of Bobby Hutcherson, but it is not the album that I like the most.
Hutcherson 's originals (five out of six selections) show him at the top of his game as a composer, and the ensemble's playing is tight and focused throughout, but what really lifts Stick-Up!
Hutcherson 's originals are uniformly strong and memorable enough to sit very well next to it, and that -- coupled with the energetic performances -- ranks Stick-Up!
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 Bobby Hutcherson Biography
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Bobby Hutcherson debut in the studio was on 1961 for a Curts Amy date from which the album Groovin’ Blue was taken.
During the 60’s, Bobby Hutcherson played as sideman with some of the finest musicians, mostly from the Blue Note team, since he was under contract with that label.
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 Bobby Hutcherson & Flora Purim - Cool Summer Movie: Bobby Hutcherson & Flora Purim - Cool Summer DVD is available from ...
Bobby Hutcherson & Flora Purim - Cool Summer Movie: Bobby Hutcherson & Flora Purim - Cool Summer DVD is available from Bestprices.com
Two modern jazz heavyweights, Bobby Hutcherson and Flora Purim, are filmed live at California's famed Harvest Jazz Festival.
With his quartet, Hutcherson plays a 30 minute concert that is primarily improvised.
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 Amazon.com: The Kicker: Music: Bobby Hutcherson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Hutcherson, guitarist Grant Green, saxophonist Joe Henderson, and pianist Duke Pearson--the same mainstream lineup used on Green's Idle Moments date a month earlier--fill The Kicker with bluesy, in-the-pocket jams.
Thus, a year after it was made, the comparatively conventional album was deemed unrepresentative of Hutcherson's artistry--he had since become a member of the Archie Shepp quartet--and it remained in the can for 36 years, until this 1999 release.
Bobby Hutcherson is always good, whether straight ahead or avante garde.
www.amazon.com /Kicker-Bobby-Hutcherson/dp/B00001ZSXO   (1531 words)

 Bobby Hutcherson: The Hard Bop Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
When they played Birdland, Bobby settled in New York, still a relative unknown on an instrument that was hardly in great demand.
But Bobby had (and still has) a work ethic, a brilliant mind, a profound, non-ritualistic spirituality, an innate wisdom and warmth that made for the ingredients of an outstanding jazz artist as well as a hell of a human being.
When it was issued, Bobby was member of Archie Shepp's quartet.
hardbop.tripod.com /hutch.html   (433 words)

 The Kicker (Bobby Hutcherson)
This swinging December 1963 session was actually Bobby Hutcherson's first as a leader for Blue Note, but the more adventurous Dialogue, from April 1965, was the first released under the visionary vibraphonist's name.
I'm rather surprised as Hutcherson did play on some avante garde sessions with Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill, Jackie McLean, and Archie Shepp, but for every avante garde session, there was another like Grant Green's Idle Moments, or his Streets of Dreams (with Larry Young and Elvin Jones).
Bobby Hutcherson is always good, whether straight ahead or avante garde.
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The fact is that Hutcherson was a jazz revolutionary who courageously pushed the vibraphone past convention and into uncharted territory.
In 1967, Hutcherson did what few jazz musicians ever have the guts to do…he left the paying-gig promised land of New York City and returned to the West Coast of his childhood.
When Hutcherson entered the studio on July 15, 1970 to record San Francisco, his writing and playing were already beginning to reflect his times, shifting away from the avant-garde towards a more accessible sound.
www.musthear.com /reviews/sanfrancisco.html   (567 words)

 Bobby Hutcherson at Yoshi's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Supreme vibraphone master Bobby Hutcherson returns to Yoshi's with his band of All-Stars, featuring some of today's finest players and leaders in their own right: James Spaulding on alto saxophone, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, George Cables on piano, Dwayne Burno on bass and Carl Allen on drums.
Hutcherson's career has spanned five decades and includes stints with some of the greatest names in jazz: Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and many others.
Along with Lionel Hampton and Milt Jackson, Hutcherson is one of the true innovators on the vibraphone.
www.yoshis.com /release/showsheet/sheet_bobby0104.html   (436 words)

 ttgapers.com store - Dialogue - Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby Hutcherson - Product Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Today Bobby Hutcherson is one of the established giants of mainstream modern jazz.
Hutcherson himself credits the expansive mood prevalent in New York City at the time--a willingness to 'cross-pollinate' art forms typified by the outdoor 'happenings' that were part of the scene.
Hubbard is in very fine form here, proving he could be as avant-garde as anyone else (he often, unfairly, is considered solely to be a "groove" trumpeter.) Rivers only solos twice, but both solos (particularly his soprano) are two of the finest on record.
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 321 -> Music, Music, Music: Land of Giants by McCoy Tyner, Bobby Hutcherson | Order now @ 321-music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
I am a huge Bobby Hutcherson fan and have many of McCoy's CDs as well, so when this was first released I had to have it.
McCoy and Bobby's relationship is such that their playing seems effortless and so tasteful as they compliment and contrast each other.
Hutcherson certainly had a presence out front and fed off the playing of the others.
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 Amazon.com: Components: Music: Bobby Hutcherson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Hutcherson is--fittingly--a far more prominent voice here, composing half the album and taking greater liberties with his solo space.
Bobby Hutcherson is rightfully considered one of the best vibraphonists in the history of jazz.
Hutcherson led sessions are most commonly called 'post-bop' with interesting compositions and outstanding playing from all-star lineups.
www.amazon.com /Components-Bobby-Hutcherson/dp/B000005GXK   (987 words)

 Biography - Bobby Hutcherson (Bio 94)
Although when he first came up vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson was associated with the avant-garde.
Hutcherson originally studied piano and then started concentrating on vibes as a teenager.
Hutcherson moved to New York in 1961, made a big impression with his playing on Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch (1964) and worked with everyone from Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley and Grachan Moncur III to Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, Andrew Hill, McCoy Tyner and Grant Green.
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 Components - Bobby Hutcherson, Music Downloads - Online
Review: Perhaps the single album that best sums up Bobby Hutcherson's early musical personality, Components is appropriately split into two very distinct halves.
Hutcherson allots himself more solo space than on Dialogue, but that's no knock on the excellent supporting cast, which includes Herbie Hancock on piano, James Spaulding on alto sax and flute, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Ron Carter on bass.
It's just more Hutcherson's date, and he helps unite the disparate halves with a cool-toned control that's apparent regardless of whether the material is way outside or more conventionally swinging.
musicstore.connect.com /album/424/Bobby-Hutcherson/Components/500000000000001025741.html   (236 words)

 Montara - Bobby Hutcherson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
For sure, this is the strangest Bobby Hutcherson disc in his fine catalog: Electric piano, Latin percussion, a definite psychedelic/Latin/jazz/fusion vibe.
Bobby probably wore some righteous bell bottoms and a tight-fitting polyester shirt to these sessions.lt;pgt;Called Hutchersons first all Latin session, it lives up to its billing, and actually contains some very fine playing, once you get over the seventies weirdness.
Since Bobby H is hands down my favorite vibes/marimba player (and he esp. shines on the latter instrument), Id probably pick up anything and everything by him.
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 Jazz Police - Joey DeFranceso Trio plus Bobby Hutcherson at the Kuumbwa Jazz Canter 1/22   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
One his latest recording Organic Vibes with jazz masters vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and tenor sax great George Coleman, Joey transcends the traditional organ jazz trio concept with more challenging arrangements and advanced harmonies.
Bobby Hutcherson played as part of a loose collective of musicians associated with Blue Note in the 1960s, including McCoy Tyner, tenor saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson, trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Andrew Hill, drummer Joe Chambers and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, all of whom were also ambitious composers.
Hutcherson's compositional creativity is documented on a series of classic albums, such as Dialogue, Components and The Kicker.
www.jazzpolice.com /content/view/6654/72   (910 words)

 Bobby Hutcherson News - Topix
At age 63, Joe Chambers ranks as one of the most notable drummers and percussionists of his generation, and a staple of the venerable Blue Note label.
Bobby Hutcherson, San Mateo County's own vibraphone colossus, always receives plenty of love when he performs in the Bay Area.
I edit the Bobby Hutcherson News pages on Topix when no humans are available to help.
www.topix.net /who/bobby-hutcherson   (491 words)

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