Patterns (album)

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Studio album by Bobby Hutcherson
Released 1980
Recorded March 14, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Post-bop
Length 36:39
Label Blue Note
LT 1044
Producer Duke Pearson, Francis Wolff
Bobby Hutcherson chronology
Total Eclipse
(1968)Total Eclipse1968
Alternative cover
1995 CD reissue
1995 CD reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Patterns is an album by jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, released on the Blue Note label. Although recorded in 1968, the album was not released until 1980. "A Time to Go" was composed by James Spaulding as a tribute to Martin Luther King, "Effi" was composed by Stanley Cowell as a dedication to his wife, and the remaining pieces were composed by Joe Chambers.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Joe Chambers, unless otherwise noted.
  1. "Patterns" - 5:54
  2. "A Time to Go" (Spaulding) - 5:44
  3. "Ankara" - 6:24
  4. "Effi" (Cowell) - 7:07
  5. "Irina" - 7:20
  6. "Nocturnal" - 4:12
  7. "Patterns" [Alternate Take] - 6:00 Bonus track on CD reissue


Note: The 1995 U.S. CD version of the album has the correct track information (as given above) in the paperwork and on the CD label, but the CD contains the tracks in the following order:

1. Effi 2. Irina 3. Nocturnal 4. Patterns 5. A Time To Go 6. Ankara 7. Patterns [alt. take]


  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 107. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Cuscuna, Michael. Liner notes. Hutcherson, Bobby. Patterns. Blue Note, 1980. LP.