Bobby Hutcherson - Ankara (1968)
Moody flutes dot com
Bobby Hutcherson - Effi (1968)
Another hard-to-find Bobby Hutcherson LP recorded in 1968 that languished on the Blue Note shelves until 1980. The playing here is hot and heavy, with some great flute work from James Spaulding, beautiful piano from Stanley Cowell—who wrote this cut—and sterling drum work from Joe Chambers, who contributed four compositions to the LP.
Bobby Hutcherson - Avis (1969)
Thoroughly sophisticated playing, a brilliant ensemble cast, strikingly original compositions, plenty of swing to burn. Even with all the above, this recording sat in the Blue Note vaults for 10 years before being released due to the popular rock & roll winds blowing at the time.
With the benefit of hindsight, we can see the error of this decision, as this is definitely one of Hutcherson’s finest moments from the late 60s.