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On this day in jazz (November 11)

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On this day in 1968, Bobby Hutcherson, on of my favorite vibraphonists, recorded the studio album "Spiral". Joining Bobby were the great Harold Land on saxophone, Stanley Cowell on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass and Joe Chambers on drums. All members of the group submitted compositions for the album, and what you get is a true group effort.

If you notice that the release date of the album was 1979, you might ask why this album wasn't released for 11 years. Steve Huey's (of opinion is that its sound did not fit the late-'60s music spirit as it wasn't fusion, nor "aggressively far-out"...however, the music is still really good with a modal post-bop sound. I agree...although, to me, it is non-aggressively far-out compared to the modal works of 1959.

Here's Bobby with "Jasper":

Track listing:

  1. "Ruth" (Chambers) - 7:52
  2. "The Wedding March" (Cowell) - 3:54
  3. "Poor People's March" (Land) - 6:18
  4. "Spiral" (Chambers) - 6:15
  5. "Visions" (Hutcherson) - 3:50
Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 18:07  


0 #1 RE: On this day in jazz (November 11)iisaphd 2014-11-11 11:49
Bobby must have liked recording on the second week of November. He also recorded Farewell Keystone on November 10 and Total Eclipse on November 12.