Hobbs, Steve

Challenge, 2017CD
Instrument: Vibes

Issue: 23.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 56
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Vibraphone is Steve Hobbs pays tribute to the late, great Bobby Hutcherson. Hobbs percussive attack extracts the most out of the instrument reminiscent of what Hutcherson did best. Bassist Peter Washington stands out on “Besame Mucho”; Maurice Meyers, Marvin Thorne and Carol Ingretsen add harmonized lyrics to “In From The Storm”, and Adam Kolker (sax) takes the lead on “The Craving Phenomenon” in the sharing spirit of the masterful bandleader. Hobbs recreates the groove and spirit of Hutcherson while imparting touches of his own character, 10 of the 13 tracks are originals, for a winning session.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services