24 April 2008

BOBBY HUTCHERSON - SOLO / QUARTET


















Bobby Hutcherson for Contemporary from 1982.
Bobby Hutcherson (vib, mar, perc); Herbie Lewis (b); McCoy Tyner (p); Billy Higgins (d)

This is one of vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson's most unusual and interesting releases. The first half of the set features Hutcherson all by himself although, by utilizing overdubbing, he almost sounds like Max Roach's M'Boom ensemble. Hutcherson is heard on vibes, marimbas, bass marimba, chimes, xylophone and bells and these three selections are quite fun and energetic. The second half is more conventional, with Hutcherson welcoming pianist McCoy Tyner (in his first sideman appearance in a decade), bassist Herbie Lewis and drummer Billy Higgins for two standards and a pair of the vibist's originals. The quartet set is excellent but it is Bobby Hutcherson's solo performances that are most memorable and unique. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Ripped @320 from the original vinyl.

33 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/103068108/Bobby_Hutcherson.rar

kalowski said...

Oh well. I must give up.
This new rapidshare enter four letters that have a cat is impossible to read.
:(

kalowski said...

Wait! I got it after 3 attempts!!

Thanks. I dig Bobby a lot.

katonah said...

this guy is my hero. i actually bought him a "small lite beer" between sets when he was performing in camden. impossibly polite and completely spellbounding on stage. all his albums are must haves, with this one being no exception.
another great selection mr b

Markaz said...

Wow - never heard of his one. I've been getting back into Inner Fire and that beatiful Hubbard solo on track one so discovering an unknown (to me) Hutch LP is serious news. Thank you, thank you. But man, Rapidshare has become a serious pain. The pressure almost worked on me a couple of days ago and I caved-in during a late nite "must have new tunz" session - I tried to buy a membership, but even then their damn payment line was a complete dead.

Wish I had more time to comment on your blog cos it's panning out to be a serious a modern day musical archive. Dude - keep on keepin on. Do you have a day job?

Michael Can't Sleep said...

I'm a big Hutch fan. Thanks for this!

oui said...

vibraphone solo is the healer, harmonics have such a peaceful effect on the mind! walt dickerson is my other favorite in that discipline

Simon666 said...

great stuff bacoso! sometimes i just need someone to tell me that it's ok to listen to somethng from the 80s , then i can take the plunge :)
Really enjoyng the multitracked side. ...

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Bill said...

Thanks again for sharing from your deeper than deep collection

AvantGrape said...

I've had this LP hanging around for years. I agree, the solo vibe material is the most ineteresting. The quartet stuff was disappointing to me at the time I purchased the LP, particularily because I had seen a few really hot McCoy/Hutch sets in the Bay Area around that time. However, some of it grew on me in later years. This is an odd one, but it's well worth the time to take in at least a few times. Given that my turntable is out of commish, I have the opportunity to revisit this little oddity again. It's been about 7-10 years. Thanks for sharing.

Gianni said...

thanks bacoso!

somogyvari said...

Thanks again

catacaldos said...

Thanks a million.Great share.

golden boy said...

THANKS. CANT GET ENOUGH VIBRAPHONE

emanuel said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this incredible music with everybody, we are not worthy! :D

I wanted to ask you something, is there any chance you could upload again "JOHNNY HAMMOND - GEARS"? I've been looking for that album FOREVER but in my country, Argentina, it's imposible to get it.

Thanks a lot for your contributions!

Emagles

roberto t. said...

Great share, happy for those who didn't know it yet. By the way, for the Hutcherson lovers (like Bacoso) Blue Note is re-releasing Head On with extra tracks but we have survived to see it thanks to OIR!

John V said...

bacoso-thanks for sharing this!any Hutcherson is a plus but can't wait to hear the multi-track stuff particularly.Did not know he ever did anything like it.Thanks again!

John V.

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fritz the cat said...

Gosh Italian songs... words fail me ;-)

Thanks Bosco, looking forward to hearing this one, I'm a big fan of Hutcherson

dka said...

This post made me dig out my cd of this which I haven't played for a while. Also looking forward to the cd release of Head On.

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MikeSaysNo said...

Love the Bobby Hutcherson! Thanks a bunch!

soulbrotha said...

Thanks for the BH!

By the way, what the "devil" happened to Jazz Nekko's site?!

Arthur Konstantinov said...

This is smth I expected all my life for! I'm a huge vibes-marimba-bells-chimes fan and "almost-all-in-one" album does thrill me and excite!

THANK YOU! And Please, keep us posted with these incredible sounds!

anyathar said...

any bobby hutcherson is a must, but i admit, knowing i can expect something new from that first half is that much more exciting! can't wait to hear this! thanks Bacoso

S.Subito said...

thank you!

Calvin said...

I HAD to come to the comment spot here. I must tell you that the resource you've created here is exquisite. Simply magnificent. Thank you for all of it!

Art Simon said...

Thanks, the man has an amazing body of work. I miss the old OIR Bobby Hutcherson photo : (

winton tostello said...

just the right place to underline that this musician is marvelous at live sets, with an unpaired theatrical presence...and still going !
check out this little video from his performance at umbria, italy last summer -2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMeYXnARkns

Chistochel said...

Amazing musician. Amazing post. Thanks a lot!

arshille said...

Thank You for sharing this incredible music -
Best Wishes from arshille

Adam See said...

Thank you so much man. You always come through with the good stuff.