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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

RIP Bobby Hutcherson.


Sad to report the passing of Bobby Hutcherson - one of the all-time great jazz vibes players. Many Blue Note albums as leader and sideman - Gettin' Around with Dexter Gordon is one of my favourites. I also recall the memorable concert at Newcastle City Hall with Herbie Hancock where he demonstrated that the legacy of Norvo, Hampton, Gibbs, Jackson, Feldman was in good hands.
Hutcherson died on August 15 at the age of 75.
Sadly missed.
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Lance.

4 comments :

Steven T said...

Bobby Hutcherson at City Hall! What year was it? How old was I? Why did I miss it? Was Herbie leader?
I like Dexter Gordon and Francis is a big fan, so CD safely in basket.

Lance said...

2003 - it was actually promoted by Sage Gateshead prior to The Sage's opening. Terri Lyne Carrington was on drums and Scott Colley on bass

Anonymous said...

Sad news indeed. I saw him at the City Hall concert mentioned earlier and it was an excellent evening. The only time I ever saw him. A memorable concert I won't forget. RIP Bobby and thank you.

Steven T said...

Living int' Yorkshire and obviously none of my family and friends went.

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