Monday, June 20, 2011

Bobby Hutcherson - Farewell Keystone

Recorded a year before San Francisco's legendary club Keystone Korner (which was open for 11 years) closed, this live set features tenor-saxophonist Harold Land with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson (who co-led a group with him in the 1970's) and trumpeter Oscar Brashear (who has often teamed up with Land during the past 15 years). With pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Higgins completing the sextet, it is not surprising that the music is hard bop-oriented and of consistent high quality. Originally out on Theresa, the Evidence CD reissue adds a lengthy version of Harold Land's "Mapenzi" to the original five-song program, all of which are originals by the musicians. Recommended. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Bobby Hutcherson
Album: Farewell Keystone (live)
Year: 1982
Label: Theresa (1988)
Runtime: 52:23

1.  Crescent Moon (Billy Higgins) 7:14
2.  Short Stuff (Harold Land) 6:50
3.  Prism (Buster Williams) 6:59
4.  Starting Over (Bobby Hutcherson) 10:55
5.  Rubber Man (Cedar Walton) 6:55
6.  Mapenzi (Harold Land) 13:30
Bobby Hutcherson (Vibraphone)
Oscar Brashear (Trumpet and Flugelhorn)
Harold Land (Tenor Saxophone)
Cedar Walton (Piano)
Buster Williams (Double Bass)
Billy Higgins (Drums)


  1. Thank you. This looks very good.

  2. Wonderful blog!Thanks a lot!Bobby Hutcherson is one of my favorite musicians!

  3. Thanks very much for the excellent set--and not just Hutcherson, but Land and Walton, too!

  4. links go to Alive - Grant Green which I'm ok with but thought I'd mention it

    I posted in the Grant Green thread by mistake yesterday, I meant to post here.



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