August 21, 2016 – 11:54 am

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Jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson has passed away August 15, 2016, at the age of 75 after a protracted struggle with emphysema. Introduced to the Blue Note fold by veteran alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, Hutcherson quickly joined a loose confederation of creatively ambitious New York musicians inspired by the rhythmic and harmonic innovations of free jazz patriarch Ornette Coleman but dedicated to experimenting with compositional form. With his thick, ringing four-mallet chords and exquisitely chiseled melodic lines, he played a defining role on several dozen era-defining albums, such as Eric Dolphy’s Out To Lunch, Lee Morgan’s The Procrastinator, McCoy Tyner’s Time For Tyner, Joe Henderson’s Mode For Joe, Tony Williams’ Life Time, Gracham Moncur III’s Evolution, and McLean’s One Step Beyond.

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Montreal 2003 [no label, 1CD]

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; June 27, 2003. Very good FM broadcast.

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Montreal Jazz Festival: “Pleins Feux” series
Broadcast on CBC Radio’s “Jazzbeat” February 22, 2004

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Track 01. radio announcer 0:57 (1.6MB)
Track 02. Footprints - Part A 10:08 (17.0MB)
Track 03. Footprints - Part B 8:20 (14.0MB)
Track 04. interview with Bobby Hutcherson 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 05. Little B’s Poem 10:27 (17.6MB)
Track 06. radio announcer 1:20 (2.3MB)
34 mins

The track, Footprints, has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Herbie Hancock - piano
Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone, marimba
Scott Colley - bass
Teri Lynne Carrington - drums

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  1. 3 Responses to “MORE JAZZ ON SUNDAY: BOBBY HUTCHERSON R.I.P. 1941 - 2016”

  2. Thanks for the Bobby Hutcherson. Nice recording - it would be nice to hear the rest of the show. Now I am a fan of many of Hutcherson’s 60s albums, but in 2003 I had no idea who he was, otherwise I might have attended this show.

    By zaar locust on Aug 21, 2016

  3. The vibes will ring forever. Thank you, Mr. Hutchison.

    By kingpossum on Aug 23, 2016

  4. Apologies, Mr. Hutcherson.

    By kingpossum on Aug 23, 2016

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