Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bobby Hutcherson - The Kicker

Bobby Hutcherson recorded frequently for Blue Note in the 1960s, though this session remained unissued until 1999. The first half features the vibraphonist in a cooking hard bop session with Joe Henderson and Duke Pearson, starting with an energetic take on the normally slow ballad "If Ever I Would Leave You" and a sizzling Hutcherson original, "For Duke P." Guitarist Grant Green is added for the second half, beginning with the first recording of Henderson's "The Kicker," which became well known from it's later rendition on Horace Silver's highly successful release Song for My Father. Because this is part of Blue Note's limited-edition Jazz Connoisseur series, don't delay in picking it up.
Ken Dryden

Source :

Bobby Hutcherson
The Kicker


1 If Ever I Would Leave You (Lerner, Loewe) 10:32
2 Mirrors (Chambers) 6:51
3 For Duke P. (Hutcherson) 7:53
4 The Kicker (Henderson) 6:05
5 Step Lightly (Henderson) 14:17
6 Bedouin (Pearson) 8:11

Joe Henderson - ts
Bobby Hutcherson - vb
Grant Green - g [# 4-6]
Duke Pearson - p
Bob Cranshaw - b
Al Harewood - dr

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliff, New Jersey ; December 29, 1963


Anonymous said...

Sweet, thanks very much!

Rodrigo López "Donny" said...

Hi, great blog. I've just began my own blog about black music and jazz: I hope you like it and if you want we can change links. Just let me know in my cbox. Thanks very much

Christopher said...

So glad to get this.Joe H on Blue Note is like gold.
Thanks so very much

Melanchthon said...

fcapeau said...

Now a great classics, but remember the enthusiasm generated by the 1999 issue ! Many thanks, Mel.