Thursday, December 13, 2012


This month's SFJAZZ Hotplate features rising vibes star Chris Dingman paying tribute to legendary vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson tonight at Amnesia (853 Valencia Street). The evening will also include the Front Burner multi-media session on the fascinating life and times of the jazz giant, led by SFJAZZ Education Director Rebeca MauleĆ³n during intermission.

For those that use Spotify, I put together a playlist mix that includes some of my favorite recordings featuring the undisputed king of the mallets. With a highly impressive, yet diverse collection of music credited to his name as both a leader and a sideman, it's easy to see why most critics hail Bobby Hutcherson as one of jazz's greatest and most influential vibraphonist.

SFJAZZ Hotplate: Bobby Hutcherson Spotify Mix

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