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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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The Best Of Bobby Hutcherson

The Best Of Bobby...

Columbia Records
2014

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Somewhere In The Night

Somewhere In The Night

Kind of Blue Records
2012

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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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Head On

Head On

Blue Note Records
2008

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For Sentimental Reasons

For Sentimental...

Kind of Blue Records
2007

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