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Bobby Hutcherson

Born: January 27, 1941    Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

Bobby Hutcherson

Early Years

Bobby Hutcherson was born in Los Angeles, California on 27 January 1941. He grew up in Pasdena. Hutcherson was exposed to jazz from an early age, and his family had some connections to the local jazz scene. (His brother was a high-school friend of Dexter Gordon and his sister would later date Eric Dolphy.) He started studying piano as at age nine, but he found the formality of the training stifling. In his teens, Hutcherson decided to take up the vibraphone after hearing a Milt Jackson record. He studied informally with vibist Dave Pike, but, for the most part, he is self-taught on the instrument. Hutcherson's own musical career began when started playing local dances with his friend, bassist Herbie Lewis....
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1960
This Is Blues, vol.1 / Various Artists ( Pacific Jazz PJ-13 / ST-13 )
In New York / Various Artists (Pacific Jazz CDP-7- 92929-2)

1961
Groovin’ Blue / Curtis Amy (Pacific Jazz 19)
Mosaic Select: Curtis Amy / Curtis Amy (MS-007)

1962
Snap Your Fingers / Al Grey (Argo LP 700)
Al Grey and Dave Burns Sessions / Bobby Hutcherson (Lone Hill Jazz)

1963
Iron Man / Eric Dolphy (Restless records, no catalogue number)
One Step Beyond / Jackie McLean (BN BLP 4137, CDP 7 46821 2)
Mosaic Select : Grachan Moncur III / Grachan Moncur III (MS-001)
Destination... Out! / Jackie McLean (BN BLP 4165)
Mosaic Select : Grachan Moncur III / Grachan Moncur III (MS-001)
Idle Moments / Grant Green (BN CDP 7 84154 2, BLP 4154)
Evolution / Grachan Moncur III (BN BLP 4153)
Night Song / Al Grey (Argo PS 711)
Having A Ball / Al Grey (Argo LP 718)

1964
Judgment! / Andrew Hill (BN BLP 4159, CDP 7243 8 28981 2)
The Kicker / Bobby Hutcherson (BN CDP 7243 5 21437 2)
Out to Lunch! / Eric Dolphy (BN BLP 4163)
Blue Note's Three Decades of Jazz, 1959-1969 / various artists (BN BST 89904)
Decades of Jazz, Vol. 3 / various artists (BN LA 160 G2)
Andrew!!! / Andrew Hill (BN BLP 4203)
The Complete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions, 1963- 66 (Mosaic MQ10 161, MD7 161)
Life Time / Tony Williams (BN BLP 4180)
Action / Jackie McLean (BN BLP 4218)
Street of Dreams / Grant Green (BN BLP 4253)
Dave Burns / Warming Up (Vanguard 9143)

1965
The New Wave In Jazz / Various Artists (Impulse!)
Dialogue / Bobby Hutcherson (BN BLP 4198)
Gettin ' Around / Dexter Gordon (BN CDP 7 46681 2, BLP 4204)
Dexter Gordon Best Album (BN LA 393 H2)
Components / Bobby Hutcherson (BN BLP 4213)
New Thing At Newport/ John Coltrane/Archie Shepp (IMP AS 97)
Let 'em Roll / "Big" John Patton (BN BLP 4239)
Spiral / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LT 996)

1966
Mode for Joe / Joe Henderson (BN BLP 4227, CDP 7 84227 2)
Happenings / Bobby Hutcherson (BN BLP 4231)
The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions / Herbie Hancock (BN 95569)
Stick-Up! / Bobby Hutcherson (BN BLP 4244)

1967
The Procrastinator / Lee Morgan (BN LA 582 J2)
Oblique / Bobby Hutcherson (BN [J] GXF 3061)
Firebirds / Prince Lasha – Sonny Simmons (Contemporary OJCCD-1822)
New View! / John Handy (Columbia 9497)

1968
The Peacemaker / Harold Land (Cadet LPS 813)
Bobby Hutcherson Quintet (lmk) (BN CDP 7243 8 33583 2)
Patterns / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LT 1044)
Time for Tyner / McCoy Tyner (BN BST 84307)
The Phantom / Duke Pearson (BN BST 84293)
Total Eclipse / Bobby Hutcherson (BN BST 84291)
California Soul / Gerald Wilson (Pacific Jazz ST 20135)
I Don't Care Who Knows It / Duke Pearson (BN B1 35220)

1969
Spiral / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LT 996)
Medina / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LT 1086)
Now! / Bobby Hutcherson (BN BST 84333)
Brilliant Circles / Stanley Cowell (Black Lion 760204 )

1970
Live in Ljubljana / Various Artists (Enja)
I Don't Care Who Knows It / Duke Pearson (BN B1 35220)
Mosaic Select: Duke Pearson / Duke Pearson (MS- 008)
Live in Ljubljana / Various Artists (Enja)
San Francisco / Bobby Hutcherson (BN BST 84362)
Things Ain't What They Used to Be / Ella Fitzgerald (Reprise [J] WPCR 2334)

1971
Head on / Bobby Hutcherson (BN BST 84376)
Ethiopian Knights / Donald Byrd (BN BST 84380)

1972
Natural Illusions / Bobby Hutcherson (BN BST 84416)
Worlds Around the Sun / Bayete Umbra Zindiko

1973
Bobby Hutcherson Live at Montreux (BN LA 249 G)

1974
Sama Layuca / McCoy Tyner (Milestone M 9056)
Cirrus / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LA 257 G)

1975
Linger Lane / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LA 369 G)
Inner Glow / Bobby Hutcherson (BN [J] GXF 3073)
Sunburst / Eddie Henderson (BN LA 464 G)
Montara / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LA 551 G)
Firebirds live vol. 1 & 3 / Prince Lasha ( Birdseye series 99001 )

1976
Collage / Luis Gasca (Fantasy F-9504 )
Waiting / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LA 615 G)
Blue Note Live at the Roxy / Various Artists (BN LA 663 J2)
The View from Inside / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LA 710 G)

1977
Knucklebeans / Bobby Hutcherson (BN LA 789 G)
Sophisticated Giant / Dexter Gordon (Columbia JC 34989)
Blue Note Meet the L.A. Philharmonic / various artists (BN LA 870 H)
Dance Of The Sun / Bobby Hutcherson (Timeless SJP109)
One Night with Blue Note, Vol. 1 / various artists (BN BT 85113)
One Night with Blue Note, Preserved / various artists (BN BTDK 85117)

1978
Conception: The Gift of Love / Bobby Hutcherson (Columbia JC 35814)
Highway One / Bobby Hutcherson (Columbia 35550)
Together / McCoy Tyner (Milestone M 9087)

1979
Havana Jam, II / Various Artists (Columbia PC2 36180)
Un Poco Loco / Bobby Hutcherson (Koch Records #7868)

1980
Cables Vision / George Cables (Contemporary / OJC 725)
Quartets 4 x 4 / McCoy Tyner (Milestone M 55007)
Together / Bobby Hutcherson (Milestone M 9087)
Little B’s Poem / Bobby Hutcherson (JLR 103.614)

1981
Master Of The Art / Woody Shaw (Elektra E4-60131 )
Night Music / Woody Shaw (Elektra 60299-1)

1982
Farewell Keystone / Bobby Hutcherson (Evidence 22018)
No Problem / Bobby Hutcherson (Milestone M 9104)
Solo/Quartet / Bobby Hutcherson (Contemporary / OJC 425)
Conrad Silvert Presents Jazz at the Opera House (Columbia CS 38430)

1983
Four Seasons / Bobby Hutcherson (Timeless 210)

1984
Full Circle / Bruce Forman Quartet with Bobby Hutcherson ( Concord CJ 251)
Good Bait / Bobby Hutcherson (Fantasy 1501)
Vibe Wise / Bobby Hutcherson (Landmark 32037)
John Hicks / John Hicks (Theresa TR 119)
John Hicks In Concert / John Hicks (Theresa TR 123)

1985
Colour Schemes / Bobby Hutcherson (Landmark 1508)
It Ain’t Easy / Bobby Hutcherson (Landmark 501)
Foreign Intrigue / Tony Williams (BN BT 85119)
Blue Note, '86 - A New Generation of Jazz / various artists (BN BQ 85127)
Mosaic Select / Tony Williams (Mosaic MS-024)
‘ Round Midnight / Herbie Hancock (Columbia SC 40464)
The Other Side of Round Midnight / Herbie Hancock (BN BT 85135)

1986
Essence: The Timeless All-Stars / various artists ( Delos 4006)
In The Vanguard / Bobby Hutcherson (Landmark 1513)

1988
Cruisin The Bird / Bobby Hutcherson (Landmark 1517)
Sasha Bossa / Smith Dobson with Bobby Hutcherson (Quartet QT-1004)

1989
Ambos Mundos / Bobby Hutcherson (Landmark 1522)

1990
There Are Times / Bruce Forman Quartet with Bobby Hutcherson ( Concord CJ 332)

1991
Mirage / Bobby Hutcherson (Landmark 1529)
A City Called Heaven / Donald Byrd (Landmark 1530)

1992
Landmarks: A Compilation (1984-1986) / Bobby Hutcherson (Landmark LCD 1310)

1993
Acoustic Masters II / Bobby Hutcherson (Atlantic 82591)

1994
Other Places / Kenny Barron (Verve)
Manhattan Moods / McCoy Tyner & Bobby Hutcherson (Blue Note)
Blue Break Beats Vol. 2 / various artists (Blue Note) Bobby is present with one track; this is the complete tracklist : 1. Street Lady - Donald Byrd 2. Jasper Country Man - Bobbi Humphrey 3. Kumquat Kids - Eddie Henderson 4. Higga Boom - Gene Harris 5. Orange Peel - Reuben Wilson 6. Worm, The - Jimmy McGriff 7. Caterpillar, The - Lou Donaldson 8. Ain't It Funky Now - Grant Green 9. Ummh - Bobby Hutcherson 10. Good Humour Man - Blue Mitchell 11. Beale Street - Donald Byrd 12. Viva Tirado - Gerald Wilson

1998
Landmarks / Donald Byrd ( 32 Jazz 32080)

1999
Skyline / Bobby Hutcherson (Verve 559616)
Little B’s Poem / Bobby Hutcherson (E.J. 614)
The Kicker / Bobby Hutcherson (BN CDP 7243 5 21437 2) – recorded in 1964

2001
Come What May / Paula West (Hi Horse Records 725543303325)
Cool Summer / Flora Purim – DVD

2003
Land Of Giants / McCoy Tyner ( Telarc 83576)

2004
Inaugural Season Live: The Music of Ornette Coleman / SF Jazz Collective (SFJAZZ Rec.)

2005
Live 2005 – 2 nd Annual Concert Tour: The Music Of John Coltrane / SF Jazz Collective (SFJAZZ Records)

2006
Organic Vibes / Joey DiFrancesco (Concord Records)
Behind The Wall / Kenny Garrett (Nonesuch)
3 rd Annual Concert Tour: The Music Of Herbie Hancock / SF Jazz Collective (SFJAZZ Records)
Mosaic Select / Tony Williams (Mosaic MS024)

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