JazzBaltica Concert

Bobby Hutcherson

Salzau, Germany, July 29, 2007

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Robert “Bobby” Hutcherson: January 27, 1941 – August 15, 2016

Milt Jackson was his inspiration at 12 and while still in his teenage years, Hutcherson was playing with Eric Dolphy and tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd at Pandora’s Box on the Sunset Strip.

“Bobby is the greatest vibes player of all time… Milt Jackson was the guy, but Bobby took it to the next level. It’s like Milt was Charlie Parker, and Bobby was John Coltrane.”

– Joey DeFrancesco

“I love playing with Bobby. He’s an exceptionally gifted jazz improviser… It’s always a lot of fun to play with him, always enlightening, emotional as well as intellectually challenging. Bobby is a very honest person. He couldn’t play the way he does without that honesty. He has an innocence that’s childlike in a way. He’s a great player and a great person, and that helps boost humanity a little bit.”

– Sonny Rollins


Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone
Joe Gilman, piano
Dwayne Burno, bass
Eddie Marshall, drums


1 – Ode to Angela
2 – Herzog
3 – I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
4 – Old Devil Moon
5 – Jitterbug Waltz
6 – What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
7 – Pomponio
8 – Delilah
9 – Messina

Again,we have to thank our European friends for showcasing our master musicians and filming their work so beautifully.


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