Head On (Bobby Hutcherson album)

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Head On
Head On (Bobby Hutcherson album).jpg
Studio album by Bobby Hutcherson
Released Late October/early November 1971[1]
Recorded July 1-3, 1971
Poppi Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 35:16 original LP
78:31 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BST 84376
Producer George Butler
Bobby Hutcherson chronology
San Francisco
(1970)San Francisco1970
Head On
Natural Illusions
(1972)Natural Illusions1972

Head On is an album by American jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson recorded in 1971 and released on the Blue Note label.[2] The album was rereleased on CD with three additional recordings from the sessions as bonus tracks.


The Allmusic review by Matt Collar awarded the album 3 stars and stated "Head On is a highly cerebral and atmospheric affair that is somewhat different than his other equally experimental '70s work... Fans of expansive, searching '70s jazz will definitely want to seek Head On out".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "At the Source: Ashes & Rust/Eucalyptus/Obsidian" (Todd Cochran) - 8:20
  2. "Many Thousands Gone" (Cochran) - 11:16
  3. "Mtume" (Hutcherson) - 8:24
  4. "Clockwork of the Spirits" (Cochran) 7:16
  5. "Togo Land" (Cochran) - 15:42 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "Jonathan" (Cochran) - 9:53 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Hey Harold" (Hutcherson) - 17:40 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Billboard Nov 13, 1971
  2. ^ Bobby Hutcherson discography accessed December 10, 2010
  3. ^ a b Collar, M. Allmusic Review accessed December 10, 2010