“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.”
More at NPR.
“I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.” — John Coltrane
- A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1965)
- Blue Train (Blue Note, 1958)
- Giant Steps (Atlantic, 1959)
“Unit Structures is both as mathematically complex as its title suggests and as rich in colour and sound as the ensemble proposes, with the orchestrally varied sounds of the two bassists — Grimes a strong, elemental driving force, Silva tonally fugitive and mysterious — while Stevens and McIntyre add other hues and Lyons improvises with and against them.”
— The Penguin Guide to Jazz
Listen to the complete album at Blue Note Records.