Tuesday, August 16, 2016

USA/OBITUARY: Bobby Hutcherson, Jazz Vibraphone Modernist, Has Died

Bobby Hutcherson, a vibraphonist whose improvising and composition helped to define modernity for jazz as a whole, has died. He had long struggled with emphysema. He was 75.
Bobby Hutcherson's new album on Blue Note Records is Enjoy The View.

As a mallet percussionist, he expanded the scope of what was possible on his instrument. And the sound he created was widely influential.