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Bobby Hutcherson

NEA jazz master Bobby Hutcherson is the most accomplished vibraphonist of his generation. He is a master of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic improvisation on both the vibes and the marimba. He has performed or recorded with nearly every major living jazz musician.

Born in Los Angeles in 1941, and raised in Pasadena, Hutcherson took a few piano lessons at an early age. But, he says, “I only played piano for my own enjoyment.” Returned to the vibes after hearing the music of Milt Jackson. “One day I was walking down the street and I heard one of his records and that started it I have never tried to directly copy his style, but he's been a great influence on me…” He briefly studied the vibes with Dave Pike.

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”The picture of cool, except for his arms and hands, which were blurs of movement that work magic.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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Albums

The Best Of Bobby Hutcherson
The Best Of Bobby...
Columbia Records
2014
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Anthology
Anthology
Il Sole 24 Ore
2011
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Wise One
Wise One
Kind of Blue Records
2010
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For Sentimental Reasons
For Sentimental...
Kind of Blue Records
2007
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Mosaic Select: Bobby Hutcherson
Mosaic Select: Bobby...
Mosaic Records
2007
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The Best Of The Blue Note Years
The Best Of The Blue...
Blue Note Records
2001
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