Jim Cooper

Bobby Hutcherson RIP

Bobby Hutcherson Jan 31, 1941 - Aug. 25, 2016

 

Bobby was my model when I was growing up playing vibes.  Seeing him live at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago was a magical experience.  The last time I saw him play was a Dizzy's in NYC with Cedar Walton.  He was playing mostly ballads and didn't play as many notes as he used to, but he made every note count.  What a musician!  The jazz world has lost a great player.  

Bobby and me at the Jazz Showcase, 4/03/03.

Thanks to Bill Witz for the photo