Bobby Hutcherson records ‘Oblique’ with Herbie Hancock et al for Blue Note (1967)

Bobby Hutcherson’s ‘Oblique’ is an album recorded on July 21, 1967, with Herbie Hancock, Albert Stinson and Joe Chambers and released in 1980 By Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.’Til Then (Bobby Hutcherson) – 04:44 . 2.My Joy (Bobby Hutcherson) – 07:10 . 3.Theme From Blow Up (Herbie Hancock) – 08:13 . 4.Subtle Neptune (Bobby Hutcherson) – 08:33 . 5.Oblique (Joe Chambers) – 07:18 . 6.Bi-Sectional (Joe Chambers) – 05:04


Francis Wolff

Musicians : Bobby Hutcherson – Vibes . Herbie Hancock – Piano . Albert Stinson – Bass . Joe Chambers – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : K. Abe – Design, Photography . Bob Blumenthal – Liner Notes . Micaela Boland – Art Direction . Franko Caligiuri – Art Direction . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On July 21, 1967 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1980 By Blue Note.

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The Guardian
Hutcherson, a harmonically sophisticated and intense performer, can rarely have played betterand Hancock is as significant an ensemble player as he is a soloist. […]

Bristol Jazz Crew
The third piece though raises the bar. Hancock’s classic ‘Theme From Blow-Up’ is given perhaps the most straight jazz reading that he was ever involved in, with some stellar complementing between Hancock and Hutchersonand the only real downside being that it highlights just how much stronger the pianists compositions are than that of the bandleaders. […]

All About Jazz
Probably because ill-health forced producer Alfred Lion to retire from Blue Note later in ’67, Oblique had to wait until ’80 to see its first releaseand it remains less widely celebrated than its enjoyable, but by no means as exciting predecessor. […]

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