Bobby Hutcherson records ‘San Francisco’ with Joe Sample for Blue Note (1970)

Bobby Hutcherson‘s ‘San Francisco’ is an album recorded with Joe Sample and Harold Land and released on July 15, 1970 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Goin’ Down South (Joe Sample) – 07:10 . 2.Prints Tie (Bobby Hutcherson) – 00:00 . 3.Jazz! (Joe Sample) – 05:26 . 4.Ummh (Bobby Hutcherson) – 07:49 . 5.Procession (Bobby Hutcherson) – 05:46 . 6.A Night In Barcelona (Harold Land) – 07:23

Musicians : Bobby Hutcherson – Marimba, Marimba (Electronics), Percussion, Vibraphone . Harold Land – Flute, Oboe, Sax (Tenor) . Mickey Roker – Drums . Joe Sample – Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Piano (Electric) . John Williams – Bass, Bass (Electric) . John “Chimp” Wilson – Bass

Production : Produced By Duke Pearson David Brand – Engineer

Package : Ira Gitler – Liner Notes . Ron Wolin – Design . Al Vandenberg – Photography

Recorded 1969 – 1970.

Released On July 15, 1970 By Blue Note.

(Source Bobby Hutcherson @ Wikipedia )


I first heard this track after an epic two-hour hike in the sun-drenched Santa Monica Mountainsand it really hit me. Mickey Roker’s drums throbbed so hard that I couldn’t resistand the music took over. It made me forget about my poor tired feet and filled me with its good feeling. Inspiring solo after solo, modal melodies, fatback bass,… […]

Qualmon @ RateYourMusic
It sounds just kind of bad. Wow, the same fuckin’ note played over and over from some weird electronic piano setting? How cool! Just kidding, it’s lame, aside from when there’s actually other shit going on in the song. But that’s only a small misstep in an otherwise really solid album. […]

It’s a shame Hutcherson didn’t explore this direction more, because San Francisco is not only one of his best albums, but also one of his most appealing and accessible. […]


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