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.