Bobby Hutcherson:1941-2016 The most accomplished vibraphonist and composer to emerge in the latter half of the 20th Century,has passed at age 75 Monday, August 15th. Bobby Hutcherson is survived by a wife and a bevy of family and close friends all grieving.
Hutcherson redefined the role of the Vibraphone in modern jazz.
A retrospective follow-up piece by music journalist and jazz historian, Robert J. Carmack coming soon to Hipster Sanctuary.Com .
Enjoy an evening of classic jazz and vocals paying homage to the great Duke Pearson, who produced some of jazz’s greatest albums and had a major impact on hard bop compositions and arrangements for big band and large ensembles. The evening’s featured pianist is jazz veteran, Bobby West and five of LA’s best musicians.
Introducing guest vocalists Mechelle LaChaux & Pat Sligh
Duke Pearson played a big part in shaping the Blue Note label’s hard bop direction in the 1960s as a producer. He will probably be best remembered for writing several attractive, catchy pieces, the most memorable being the moody “Cristo Redentor” for Donald Byrd, “Sweet Honey Bee” for himself, and Lee Morgan, “Fancy Free” and “Jeannine,” which has become a much-covered jazz standard, among many others up until early1970.
August 29th 7:30pm
NOW’S THE TIME: SPIRIT OF OUR ANCESTORS
An Evening of Jazz & Poetry featuring the music of some of our great jazz legends including Charlie Parker, john Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, GiGi Gryce, Art Blakey’s Jazz messengers and such vocalists as Nellie Lutcher, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lou Rawls & Joe Williams all performed by some Los Angeles’s top shelf musicians…Featuring Anqui Renise and Amin El.
Special guest vocalists: Mechelle LaChaux and James Love
The World Stage 4344 Degnan Blvd LA 90008
ALL SHOWS start at 7:30 sharp Limited Seating RSVP preferred – No advance tickets call 951-840-7120
Donations: $15 – $20 (sliding scale)
World Stage Performance Gallery is a non-profit 501c organization tax-deductible
all shows produced by Robert J. Carmack & The World Stage
HE’S WIDELY considered one of the most influential jazz pianists of the 20th century, and yesterday McCoy Tyner was given the keys to the city – or our equivalent, a brass, mini Liberty Bell.
Mayor Nutter recognized Tyner as the 2015 Jazz Legend Honoree during the fifth annual Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month, which celebrates Philly’s jazz history with musical events throughout April.
Tyner, originally from West Philly, is an icon in the jazz community, and has performed alongside musical greats such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. He has won four Grammys and has released nearly 80 albums under his name.
“It’s wonderful to be back home in Philadelphia,” said Tyner, 76, who has spent recent years living in New York.
“I would like to thank the mayor and the people of this great city for making this possible for me. No matter where I am in the world, Philadelphia always has a special place in my heart.”
Nutter called Philly “the music town of the United States of America,” to raucous applause from an audience of musicians. “McCoy has changed the way everyone after him has played the piano,” said local Grammy-winning record-label owner, producer and composer Aaron Levinson.
“His percussive approach and sense of harmony signaled a new frontier for the instrument. And his embrace of African, Asian and Afro-Cuban ideas puts him in the league of Duke Ellington. Philadelphia can claim one of the giants of all time, and I applaud our mayor for making this happen.”