Bobby Hutcherson

2016 has been a time of great loss for music: Prince , David Bowie , Leonard Cohen and Sharon Jones all passed away this year, just to name a few. The jazz world was no exception. Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night In America , joined NPR's Audie Cornish to discuss the lives and legacies of three jazz giants who we lost in 2016 — Toots Thielemans , Victor Bailey and Bobby Hutcherson . All three musicians were known for unusual decisions that paid off. Thielemans was a jazz harmonica player...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X-GdYVT7Y8 Bobby Hutcherson, a vibraphonist whose improvising and composition helped to define modernity for jazz as a whole, has died. He had long struggled with emphysema. He was 75. As a mallet percussionist, he expanded the scope of what was possible on his instrument. And the sound he created was widely influential. It was a far cry from his first public performance. Inspired by pioneering jazz vibraphonist Milt Jackson, a teenaged Hutcherson formed a band...

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. Gregory Porter - Moanin' - GREAT VOICES OF HARLEM
2. Jimmy Cobb - Amsterdam After Dark - THE ORIGINAL MOB
3. Theo Croker - Moody's Mood for Love - AFROPHYSICIST
4. Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopators - Caribbean Tinge - CARIBBEAN TINGE
5. Bobby Hutcherson/David Sanborn/Joey DeFrancesco - Delia - ENJOY THE VIEW
6. Dave Posmontier Trio -...

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. Elio Villafranca and His Jass Syncopators - Caribbean Tinge - CARIBBEAN TINGE: LIVE FROM DIZZYS JALC
2. Gregory Porter - Moanin' - GREAT VOICES OF HARLEM
3. Bobby Hutcherson/David Sanborn/Joey DeFrancesco - Delia - ENJOY THE VIEW
4. Jimmy Cobb - Amsterdam After Dark - THE ORIGINAL MOB
5. Theo Croker - Moody's Mood for Love - AFROPHYSICIST
6....

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. Theo Croker - Moody's Mood for Love - AFROPHYSICIST
2. Bobby Hutcherson/David Sanborn/Joey DeFrancesco - Delia - ENJOY THE VIEW
3. Bobby Watson & the "I Have A Dream" Project - Sweet Dreams - CHECK CASHING DAY
4. Eric Alexander - Mr. Stitt - CHICAGO FIRE
5. Bria Skonberg - Three Little Words/Sir Duke - INTO YOUR OWN
6. Elio Villafranca...

The vibraphone is a special instrument. That spooky, smoky, sparkling sound — there's nothing like it. And there's nothing like hearing the vibes played by Bobby Hutcherson. Hutcherson has covered a lot of ground on his instrument. In the 1950s he was already playing professional gigs, as a teenager. In the '60s, he was a leading light of jazz's avant garde, breaking new ground on some of the most revered LPs issued by Blue Note Records. Now 73 years old, Bobby Hutcherson has a new album on...

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. South Florida Jazz Orchestra - Daahound - TRUMPET SUMMIT 2. Bobby Hutcherson - Little B's Poem - SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT 3. Poncho Sanchez - Mambo Inn/On Green Dolphin Street - LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD 4. George Cables - The Way We Were - MY MUSE 5. Pharez Whitted - If They Could Only See - FOR THE PEOPLE 6. Lee Smith - Front & Center - SITTIN' ON A SECRET 7. The Clayton...

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11: 1. Bobby Hutcherson - Little B's Poem - SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT 2. South Florida Jazz Orchestra - Daahound - TRUMPET SUMMIT 3. George Cables - The Way We Were - MY MUSE 4. Lee Smith - Front & Center - SITTIN' ON A SECRET 5. Poncho Sanchez - Mambo Inn/On Green Dolphin Street - LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD 6. LaVerne Butler - That's All - LOVE LOST AND FOUND AGAIN 7. Donald Vega - River -...

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. George Cables - The Way We Were - MY MUSE 2. Lee Smith - Front & Center - SITTIN' ON A SECRET 3. Bobby Hutcherson - Little B's Poem - SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT 4. Graham Dechter - Road Song - TAKIN' IT THERE 5. South Florida Jazz Orchestra - Daahound - TRUMPET SUMMIT 6. Donald Vega - River - SPIRITUAL NATURE 7. Brad Mehldau Trio - Got Me Wrong - WHERE DO YOU START 8....