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Bobby Hutcherson - Components (Blue Note, 1965)

Bobby Hutcherson -][- Components – [Blue Note Records, 1965]

Bobby Hutcherson is rightfully considered one of the best vibraphonists in the history of jazz. He’s also one of the most innovative and esoteric as his recordings for Blue Note in the mid to late 60’s display. Hutcherson led sessions are most commonly called ‘post-bop’ with interesting compositions and outstanding playing from all-star lineups. Components is one of these sessions. The lineup includes James Spaulding on alto sax and flute, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. As an LP the album two sides were split into compositions Hutcherson (the first four) and Chambers the last four. Its interesting to hear how their compositional styles vary and how the group tackles these originals. The standout performer here is Spaulding who has several top notch solos.

This album is a reissue as part of Blue Note’s flighty Connoisseur series, these are limited editions and become hotly pursued once they go out of print. This one has been in print an abnormally long time (1994 reissue) and certainly can’t be around much longer. Anyone interested in exploring the Blue Note recordings of Bobby Hutcherson should start here. —Thomas Aikin | Amazon.com

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