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  1. Mr. Hutcherson’s career took flight in the early 1960s, as jazz was slipping free of the complex harmonic and rhythmic designs of bebop. He was fluent in that language, but he was also one of the first to adapt his instrument to a freer postbop language, often playing chords with a pair of mallets in each hand. He released more than 40 albums and appeared on many more, including some regarded as classics, like “Out to Lunch,” by the alto saxophonist, flutist and bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy, and “Mode for Joe,” by the tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. Both of those albums were a byproduct of Mr. Hutcherson’s close affiliation with Blue Note Records, from 1963 to 1977. He was part of a wave of young artists who defined the label’s forays into experimentalism, including the pianist Andrew Hill and the alto saxophonist Jackie McLean. But he also worked with hard-bop stalwarts like the tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, and he later delved into jazz-funk and Afro-Latin grooves. Mr. Hutcherson had a clear, ringing sound, but his style was luminescent and coolly fluid. More than Milt Jackson or Lionel Hampton, his major predecessors on the vibraphone, he made an art out of resonating overtones and chiming decay. This coloristic range of sound, which he often used in the service of emotional expression, was one reason for the deep influence he left on stylistic inheritors like Joe Locke, Warren Wolf, Chris Dingman and Stefon Harris, who recently assessed him as “by far the most harmonically advanced person to ever play the vibraphone.” He was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master in 2010.
  2. 0] McCoy Tyner - Song Of The New World (1973) McCoy Tyner: piano, percussion Hubert Laws: piccolo, flute Sonny Fortune: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute Joony Booth: bass Alphonse Mouzon: drums Cecil Bridgewater: trumpet (tracks 1, 2 & 4) Jon Faddis: trumpet (tracks 1, 2 & 4) Virgil Jones: trumpet (tracks 1, 2 & 4) Garnett Brown: trombone (tracks 1, 2 & 4) Julius Watkins: french horn (tracks 1, 2 & 4) Kiane Zawadi: euphonium (tracks 1, 2 & 4) Bob Stewart: tuba (tracks 1, 2 & 4) Sonny Morgan: conga (tracks 1 & 2) Et al. [Favorite Track - "The Divine Love"
  3. Baltimore Jazz musician O’Donel Levy passed away on March 14th, 2016, at 12:43pm EST. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon- FAMILY HOUR 12:00 noon - SERVICE WHERE: Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church 1716 Gwyns Falls Parkway (and Reisterstown Rd) Baltimore, Maryland 21217 SPECIAL NOTE: The Choir loft is reserved for Radio Personalities and Musicians