Conception: The Gift of Love

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Conception: The Gift of Love
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Studio album by Bobby Hutcherson
Released 1979
Recorded March 15-16, 1979
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 37:52
Label Columbia
JC 35814
Producer Cedar Walton
Bobby Hutcherson chronology
Highway One
(1978)Highway One1978
Conception: The Gift of Love
Un Poco Loco
(1979)Un Poco Loco1979

Conception: The Gift of Love is an album by American jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson recorded in 1979 and released on the Columbia label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars stating "This is one of his lesser efforts... Although well played and reasonably challenging, nothing all that memorable occurs".[2] This album, coming after his beautiful Highway One album is a masterpiece of lyrical, straight ahead Jazz. In an era when albums were produced with one or two passable hits and a bunch of filler, this album stands out as one of the truly beautiful melodic jazz albums ever produced. Eliot Coe, Jazz Director, WSND-FM

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bobby Hutcherson except as indicated
  1. "No Siree Bob" - 7:00
  2. "Clockwise" (Cedar Walton) - 6:39
  3. "Remember to Smile" (James Leary) - 5:38
  4. "Dark Side, Light Side" (George Cables) - 4:06
  5. "Hold My Hand" (Leary) - 3:58
  6. "Dreamin'" (Eddie Marshall) - 6:07
  7. "Quiet Fire" (Cables) - 4:24



  1. ^ Bobby Hutcherson discography accessed January 28, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 28, 2011