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Bobby Hutcherson plays Bouquet with Ron Carter and Herbie Hancock at One Night with Blue Note

September 26, 2018

Bobby Hutcherson Bouquet with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter

The first time I heard jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson play was with pianist Herbie Hancock and bassist Ron Carter performing Bouquet. It was on a Netflix DVD, One Night With Blue Note: The Historic All-Star Reunion Concert, recorded live for Blue Note’s 50th anniversary at New York’s Town Hall on February 22, 1985. When the historic Blue Note record label was revived in 1985, this all-star concert was held bringing together their legendary roster of musicians, a who’s who of jazz.

The concert was great! It opens with Herbie Hancock performing his popular tune Canteloupe Island featuring Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Joe Henderson on sax,  Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. But I bought the DVD primarily for Bobby’s beautiful ballad Bouquet.

Now, years later, I searched the internet and found the concert, as well as just the performance of Bobby Hutcherson’s Bouquet with Ron Carter and Herbie Hancock. The YouTube video includes the short introduction from the DVD. This excerpt on Dailymotion doesn’t, but the quality is better. The audience was so moved they applauded before the piece was actually finished, but the musicians quietly played on to the end.

You can hear Bouquet on Hutcherson’s album Happenings in the Remastered 2006/Rudy Van Gelder Edition. This slightly mellower version includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and the smooth brush work of Joe Chambers on drums. It’s about a minute longer than the concert version and has a rich clear tone.

The three hours of brilliant performances were distilled down to the two-hour DVD, One Night With Blue Note All-Star Reunion Concert. You can see it here, or in this larger format. It’s also available in better quality on Dailymotion divided into two one-hour sections: Part 1 and Part 2.

I’ve posted other favorite beautiful musical selections across genres on my blog, like this harp music performed in nature; Canadian harpist Kristan Toczko performing Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune; a kind of musical onomatopoeia in Bill Evans’s Peace Piece; the hauntingly beautiful Celtic music of Davy Spillane on uilleann pipes and low whistle; and the angelic voice of Eva Cassidy, who interpreted and delivered popular songs in her own inimitable way, with purity, passion and power.

Good News Planet Red Carpet Interviews at An Historic Night of Jazz for David Lynch Foundation

December 16, 2012

Good News Planet publicized the David Lynch Foundation‘s Historic Night of Jazz and broadcaster Paul Sladkus showed up on the Red Carpet to ask about Transcendental Meditation and report the good news. Paul interviewed: Dr. Lois Lee, founder of Children of the Night, Ray and Barbara Dalio, David Lynch, Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Herbie Hancock, and the lovely Liv Tyler. They share their personal benefits of meditation and its application in helping at-risk students, veterans with PTSD, and girls and women victimized by abuse. The jazz concert was a fundraiser to support these DLF sponsored programs. Visit http://www.changebeginswithin.org to see the jazz artists who performed. See the DLF Gala Benefit Report.


Published on Dec 14, 2012 by GoodNewsBroadcast.
For more information on Good News Broadcast (GNB) visit http://goodnewsplanet.com.

Mail Online gave a report from the Red Carpet with photos of celebrity guests and musicians: All jazzed up: Liv Tyler steals looks on the red carpet at star-studded music gala for the David Lynch Foundation. Photos on m&c: 4th Annual David Lynch Foundation Gala Pictures. Your Tango: Exclusive! Dr. Oz & Liv Tyler On Relationships & Meditation. Read this excellent report in BULLETT by Stella Girkins: Celebrating Transcendental Meditation at the 2012 David Lynch Foundation Benefit Gala, which also includes a video from the David Lynch Foundation: Changing Lives With Meditation.

See the video Highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center Benefit for David Lynch Foundation. And here are two videos involving some of the recipients on the stage who benefited greatly from the TM program funded by DLF—the lady who was a survivor of Domestic Violence, and the couple in First Responders and Police Officers: Coping with PTSD.


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