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. NPR