Bobby Hutcherson (Vibraphone)
Joe Henderson (Saxophone), Grant Green (Electric Guitar), Duke Pearson (Piano), Bob Cranshaw (Bass), Al Harewood (Drums)
- Mirrors (1999 Remaster / Remixed)
- For Duke P. (Aka Xyz) (1999 Remaster / Remixed)
- The Kicker (1999 Remaster / Remixed)
- Step Lightly (1999 Remaster / Remixed)
- Bedouin (1999 Remaster / Remixed)
The Kicker was vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson’s first session (1963) via Blue Note but wasn’t released until 1999. Instead, Dialogue was released as his debut album 2 years later. Now available on vinyl for the first time! A sequel to Grant Green’s masterpiece Idle Moments, with the same artists: Green, Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Duke Pearson (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Al Harewood (drums). Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl; deluxe gatefold package.
Joe Harley is co-founder and co-producer of the renowned American vinyl label MUSIC MATTERS. His extraordinary feeling for the sound aesthetics of the LP format earned him the title “Tone Poet”. On the occasion of his 80th label anniversary, Blue Note Records commissioned the “Tone Poet” to put together some albums for an exclusive LP edition. These purely analogue, i.e. without any digital intermediate steps, re-mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and pressed onto 180g vinyl by Record Technology Incorporated (RTI). The original covers are facsimiled as heavy laminated gatefold sleeves. A sleeve production method is used, the name of which should only mean something to LP gourmets: Tip-on-Sleeve. As in the days of the heavy, stable cardboard covers of the fifties and sixties, a stable cardboard base is combined with a glossy laminated surface.