Bobby Hutcherson: In The Vanguard
Moving freely between vibraphone and marimba throughout the session, Hutcherson fills the traditional front line role by himself. The rhythm section is a thrill from start to finish, but leaves most of the soloing to the leader. Barron shines on "I Wanna Stand Over There," a hard-driving hard bop vehicle. The quartet oozes rich harmony on the long slow ballad "Young And Foolish," while "Some Day My Prince Will Come" waltzes excitedly with all-around high spirit. Recommended, Hutcherson's session features a seasoned rhythm section along with his full-speed-ahead front line "blowing."
Track Listing: Little Niles; Estate; Well, You Needn't; Young and Foolish; Some Day my Prince Will Come; Witchcraft; I Wanna Stand Over There.
Personnel: Bobby Hutcherson: vibraphone, marimba; Kenny Barron: piano; Buster Williams: bass; Al Foster: drums.
Record Label: 32 Records