Jazz Unlimited for September 11, 2016 will be “Remembering Bobby Hutcherson.” Vibes and marimba player Bobby Hutcherson was born in Los Angeles, California in 1941 and was raised in the suburb of Pasadena. His first recording was with Les McCann in 1960. He worked with Curtis Amy and Gerald Wilson before moving to New York in 1963. He recorded for Blue Note on many classic albums and was active until 2015, dying August 15 of this year from emphysema. In addition to the aforementioned artists, Hutcherson will be heard with our own Grant Green, Abbey Lincoln, Andrew Hill with our own Greg Osby, Dexter Gordon, Larry Young, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Harold Land, our own John Hicks, Joe Henderson, Chico Freeman, Geri Allen, Eric Dolphy, Grachan Moncur III and Jackie Mclean as well as his own groups.
The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.
Here is a performance of John Coltrane's "Moments Notice" played by McCoy Tyner (p) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Charnett Moffett (b) and Eric Harland (d) at Jazz Baltica in 2002.