Blue Note At 75, The Concert: McCoy Tyner & Bobby Hutcherson

McCoy Tyner and Bobby Hutcherson perform at Blue Note at 75, The Concert.

Pianist McCoy Tyner and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson first connected on record in 1966, on Hutcherson's album Stick-Up! They must have realized they were musically simpatico โ€” they've continued to work together for nearly five decades now. At the Blue Note at 75 concert, they didn't say a word, but locked into a miniature set of Tyner's classic compositions with ageless grace. It was a powerful reminder of why the Blue Note label signed both musicians in the 1960s, produced their 1993 duet recording, and is about to present a new Hutcherson album this summer.

Here's a duet of Tyner's "African Village," originally from his 1968 Blue Note recording Time for Tyner โ€” which featured Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone.

Credits

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Suraya Mohamed, Patrick Jarenwattananon; Audio Engineer: Duke Markos; Videographers: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Olivia Merrion, Christopher Parks; Special Thanks: Jason Moran (Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center), Blue Note Records, Mark and Rachel Dibner of the Argus Fund, The Wyncote Foundation; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann

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