Dialogue (Bobby Hutcherson album)

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Studio album by Bobby Hutcherson
Released 1965
Recorded April 3, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Hard bop
Length 45:21
Label Blue Note
BST 84198
Producer Alfred Lion
Bobby Hutcherson chronology
The Kicker
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 5/5 stars[2]

Dialogue is an album by jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, released on the Blue Note label in 1965. This was Hutcherson's first LP released as bandleader (an earlier session, The Kicker, has since been issued on CD by Blue Note) following work with Eric Dolphy. Featured are four Andrew Hill compositions ("Catta", "Les Noirs Marchant", "Ghetto Lights", and "Jasper"), and two Joe Chambers pieces ("Idle While" and "Dialogue").

The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded it the maximum five stars, writing "Dialogue stands head and shoulders above [Hutcherson's other classic Blue Note dates]. Drawing on some of the free-harmonic and -rhythmic innovations developed on Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch (on which Hutcherson played), he began to develop a complex contrapuntal style that involved parallel melodies rather than unisons and complex rhythmic patterns which he conceived... as focal points round which the musicians operated."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Catta" (Hill) - 7:19
  2. "Idle While" (Chambers) - 6:37
  3. "Les Noirs Marchant" (Hill) - 6:41
  4. "Dialogue" (Chambers) - 9:59
  5. "Ghetto Lights" (Hill) - 6:16
  6. "Jasper" (Hill) - 8:29 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Huey, Steve. Dialogue (Bobby Hutcherson album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Richard Cook and Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette, 1st ed. (Penguin, 1992).