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Bobby Hutcherson

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Bobby Hutcherson (January 27, 1941 – August 15, 2016), Los Angeles was a jazz vibraphone and marimba player. "Little B's Poem" (from the album Components) is one of his best-known compositions. Hutcherson has influenced younger vibraphonists including Steve Nelson, Joe Locke and Stefon Harris. Biography: Early life and career: Bobby Hutcherson was born to Eli, a master mason, and Esther, a hairdresser. Hutcherson was exposed to jazz by his brother Teddy, who listened to Art Blakey records in the family home with his friend Dexter Gordon. His older sister Peggy was a singer in Gerald Wilson's orchestra and personally introduced Hutcherson to Eric Dolphy (her boyfriend at the time) and Billy Mitchell. Hutcherson was inspired to take up the vibraphone when he heard Milt Jackson play "Bemsha Swing" on the Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants LP at the age of 12. Still in his teens, Hutcherson began his professional career in the late fifties working with Curtis Amy and Carmell Jones, as well as...

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On Jun 1, 2015. 9:27pm
Eric Roberts said

Joey DeFrancesco & Bobby Hutcherson - Somewhere in the Night ...

Super, Superb, Superlative. Thanks ABC JAZZ!

On Mar 31, 2016. 10:30pm
Chris McNulty said

No one on earth sounds like Bobby Hutcherson. Soon as I hear the first bar of his music I knew it was him.

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