16 June 2007
BOBBY HUTCHERSON - HIGHWAY ONE
Bobby Hutcherson for Columbia from 1978.
James Leary Bass,Cedar Walton Piano,Bobby Hutcherson Vibraphone,Kenneth Nash Percussion,Freddie Hubbard Flugelhorn,George Cables Piano (Electric),Eddie Marshall Drums, Jessica Cleaves Vocals,Hubert Laws Flute,Todd Barkan Producer.
With keyboardist George Cables and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson contributing all of the compositions, it is not too surprising that this LP has plenty of strong melodies. Hutcherson is heard backed by string and horn sections on one selection apiece but they add to rather than detract from the melodic but not simplistic music. Freddie Hubbard drops by for a cameo on one ballad and flutist Hubert Laws is heard from in spots. A fine (if not overly adventurous) outing. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Ripped from original vinyl @320-no reissues.