21 June 2007
BOBBY HUTCHERSON - CIRRUS
This was my very first Bobby Hutcherson post here at OIR back in may 2006.It was ripped from vinyl @192 in those days-I've reupped it @320 this time and ripped it from the Mosaic Select box set.Here's my original narrative:
Cirrus finds Bobby Hutcherson resuming his partnership with tenor saxophonist Harold Land, and the results are marvellous. The pair work with pianist Bill Henderson, trumpeter Woody Shaw, bassist Ray Drummond, drummer Larry Hancock, saxophonist/flautist Emmanuel Boyd and percussionist Kenneth Nash on this set of originals.The album starts with a great version of Woody Shaw's "Rosewood" while the rest of the set is written by Hutcherson and includes "Even Later".Highlight of the lp for me is the atmospheric and brooding "Zuri Dance" - what a corker !