A slightly belated RIP to the great jazz vibraphonist, Bobby Hutcherson, who passed away yesterday after a lengthy battle with emphysema. In addition to his landmark work on Eric Dolphy’s towering “Out To Lunch” and Joe Henderson’s seminal “Mode For Joe,” the dude led a slew of great outings as a bandleader. “Total Eclipse” is heavy on the bop, and was his first record – preceding many – with tenor saxaphonist Harold Land.
This is the lone Hutcherson entry currently found in the Graypunk retail racks, a 1985 French Cadre Rouge pressing that has been digitally remastered before being direct metal mastered and pressed on virgin vinyl. Gold promo stamp in upper right front corner of jacket, obi and Blue Note label inner intact and near mint. Vinyl is gorgeous. $20 over on eBay or Discogs.