“The whole thing of being in music is not to control it but to be swept away by it. If you’re swept away by it, you can’t wait to do it again and the same magical moments always come.”
– Bobby Hutcherson
Bobby Hutcherson (born January 27, 1941, in Los Angeles, California) is a jazz vibraphone and marimba player. His vibraphone playing is suggestive of the style of Milt Jackson in its free-flowing melodicism, but his sense of harmony and group interaction is thoroughly modern. Hutcherson has influenced younger vibraphonists including Steve Nelson, Joe Locke and Stefon Harris.
To give you a flower of Bobby Hutchersons musicianship I have attached the following videos (se bellow).
Bobby Hutcherson performing “Herzog” (1970?)
Musicians are; Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Harold Land (ts), Stanley Cowell (p), Reggie Johnson (b) and Joe Chambers (dr)
Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land performing theme from the movie “Blow-Up” composed by Herbie Hancock and “Oleo” composed by Sonny Rollins (live 1971?)
Musicians are; Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Harold Land (ts), Joe Chambers (dr), Stanley Cowell (p) and Reggie Johnson (b)
Bobby Hutcherson – “Little B´s Poem” (live at Blue Note 1985)
Musicians are; Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), James Newton (fl) and Tony Williams (1945 – 1997) (dr)
McCoy Tyner and Bobby Hutcherson performing “Moment’s Notice” at Jazzbaltica (2002)
Musicians are; McCoy Tyner (p), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Charnett Moffett (b) and Eric Harland (dr)
McCoy Tyner and Bobby Hutcherson performing “Naima” (2002)
Musicians are; same as above
Bobby Hutcherson & Joey DeFrancesco – “I Thought About You” (2006)