Now! (Bobby Hutcherson album)

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Now!
Studio album by Bobby Hutcherson
Released Late 1969
Recorded October 3, 1969 (#2-3)
November 5, 1969 (#1, 4-5)
A&R Studios, New York City
August 13, 1977 (#6-9)
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
Genre Hard bop
Post bop
Avant-garde jazz
Length 35:43 original LP
48:28 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BST 84333
Producer Duke Pearson (#1-5)
George Butler (#6-9)
Bobby Hutcherson chronology
Medina
(1969)
Now!
(1969)
Blow Up
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Now! is an album by jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, released on the Blue Note label. The album is the first of Hutcherson's to feature vocals, contributed by Gene McDaniels and a chorus. The CD reissue includes four tracks recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl, in 1977.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Slow Change" (Hutcherson, McDaniels) - 7:17
  2. "Hello to the Wind" (Chambers, McDaniels) - 5:59
  3. "Now" (Hutcherson, McDaniels) - 2:46
  4. "The Creators" (Herbie Lewis) - 12:35
  5. "Black Heroes" (Harold Land) - 7:06

Bonus tracks on CD:

  1. "Slow Change" (Hutcherson, McDaniels) - 5:05
  2. "Now" (Hutcherson, McDaniels) - 2:49
  3. "Hello to the Wind" (Chambers, McDaniels) - 3:08
  4. "Now" [Reprise] (Hutcherson, McDaniels) - 1:43

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 2-3

Tracks 1, 4-5

  • Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
  • Harold Land - tenor saxophone
  • Stanley Cowell - piano, electric piano
  • Wally Richardson - guitar
  • Herbie Lewis - bass
  • Joe Chambers - drums
  • Candido Camero - congas, bongo
  • Gene McDaniels - lead vocals
  • Eileen Gilbert, Christine Spencer, Maeretha Stewart - backing vocals

Tracks 6-9

References[edit]