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Bobby Hutcherson's discography is amazing. It's both immense and astoundingly consistent. Hutcherson has released more than forty albums as a leader or co-leader. Many of these are superb, from his first Blue Note release to his current work with the SF Jazz Collective. Some records are recognized milestones in the history of jazz; others are gems waiting to be rediscovered.

Information in the Discography
This discography is album-based, rather than session-based. All entries are listed chronologically, by recording date. Click on the hyperlinks in the table below to view each album's:

  • Label and catalog information
  • Tracks and composers
  • Session personnel
  • Recording dates and locations
  • A brief commentary on the recording with special emphasis on Hutcherson's contribution to the date (entirely subjective, of course; not yet complete for all recordings)

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If you notice any errors, or if you have additional information, please contact me.

1960's | 1970's | 1980's | 1990's to the Present | Compilations

The 1960's
As a Leader or Co-Leader
As as a Sideman
1960 Various Artists / This is the Blues, Volume 1

Curtis Amy & Frank Butler / Groovin' Blue

Ron Jefferson / Love Lifted Me

Al Grey / Snap Your Fingers

Billy Mitchell / This Is Billy Mitchell
Al Grey / Night Song
Dave Burns / Warming Up
1963 Bobby Hutcherson / The Kicker

Al Grey / Having a Ball

Jackie McLean / One Step Beyond
Eric Dolphy / Iron Man
Eric Dolphy / Conversations
Jackie McLean / Destination… Out!
Grant Green / Idle Moments
Grachan Moncur III / Evolution

Andrew Hill / Judgment

Eric Dolphy / Out to Lunch!
Andrew Hill / Andrew!!!
Tony Williams / Life Time
Jackie McLean / Action
Grant Green / Street of Dreams

Bobby Hutcherson / Dialogue

Bobby Hutcherson / Components

Various Artists / The New Wave in Jazz

Archie Shepp / On This Night
Dexter Gordon / Gettin’ Around
John Coltrane & Archie Shepp /
New Thing at Newport
Big John Patton / Let ‘em Roll
Grassella Oliphant / The Grass Roots
Dizzy Gillespie / Angel City
1966 Bobby Hutcherson / Happenings Joe Henderson / Mode for Joe
Bobby Hutcherson / Stick Up! Harold Vick / Caribbean Suite
1967 Bobby Hutcherson / Oblique John Handy / New View
Lee Morgan / The Procrastinator
Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons / Firebirds
Gerald Wilson Orchestra / Everywhere
Harold Land / The Peace-Maker

Bobby Hutcherson / Patterns

Bobby Hutcherson / Total Eclipse

Bobby Hutcherson / Spiral

McCoy Tyner / Time for Tyner
Duke Pearson / The Phantom
Duke Pearson / I Don’t Care Who Knows It
Gerald Wilson Orchestra / California Soul
1969 Bobby Hutcherson / Medina

Bobby Hutcherson / Now!

Bobby Hutcherson-Harold Land Quintet / Blow Up
The Aquarians / Jungle Grass
Barney Kessel / Feeling Free
Gerald Wilson Orchestra / Eternal Equinox
Stanley Cowell / Brilliant Circles
Various Artists / Jazz Monterey: 1958-1980
The 1970's
As a Leader or Co-Leader
As as a Sideman
1970 Various Artists / Live at the Festival

Various Artists / 11 Internatcional Jazz Festival “Ljubljana 70”

Bobby Hutcherson & Harold Land /
San Francisco

Prince Lasha / Firebirds, Live at Monterey Jazz Festival, Vol. III
Ella Fitzgerald / Things Ain’t What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It)
1971 Bobby Hutcherson / Head On Prince Lasha / Firebirds, Live at Monterey Jazz Festival, Vol. I

Various Artists / Deep Blue:
The United States of Mind

Various Artists / Lonesome & Blue

Donald Byrd / Ethiopian Knights

Various Artists / Blue Juice, Vol.2: Squeeze... Till It Runs Down Your Leg

Various Artists / Blue Funk

Harold Land / A New Shade of Blue
Harold Land / Choma (Burn)
1972 Bobby Hutcherson / Natural Illusions Bayeté (Todd Cochran) /
Worlds Around the Sun
Harold Land / Damisi (CD release only)
1973 Bobby Hutcherson / Cookin' With Blue Note at Montreux (LP) /
Live at Montreux
1974 Bobby Hutcherson / Cirrus McCoy Tyner / Sama Layuca
1975 Bobby Hutcherson / Linger Lane Eddie Henderson / Sunburst
Bobby Hutcherson / Inner Glow Luis Gasca / Collage
Bobby Hutcherson / Montara  
1976 Bobby Hutcherson / Waiting Various Artists / Blue Note Live at the Roxy
Bobby Hutcherson /
The View from the Inside
1977 Bobby Hutcherson / Knucklebean

Various Artists /
Blue Note Meets the L.A. Philharmonic
Eddie Marshall / Dance of the Sun
Dexter Gordon / Sophisticated Giant
Roy Haynes /
Thank You Thank You
(LP) / Quiet Fire (CD)
1978 Bobby Hutcherson / Highway One McCoy Tyner / Together

Bobby Hutcherson /
Conception: The Gift of Love

Bobby Hutcherson / Un Poco Loco

Various Artists / Havana Jam
Various Artists / Havana Jam 2
Osamu Kitajima / Masterless Samurai
George Cables / Cables’ Vision
Stix Hooper / The World Within
The 1980's
As a Leader or Co-Leader
As as a Sideman
1980 Bobby Hutcherson / Little B’s Poem Larry Vuckovich / Blue Balkan
McCoy Tyner / 4 X 4
Various Artists /
One Night Stand: A Keyboard Event
1981 Bobby Hutcherson / Solo / Quartet Sonny Stitt / Just In Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was
Harold Land /
Xocia’s Dance (Sue-sha’s Dance)
Chico Freeman / Destiny’s Dance
Freddie Hubbard / Keystone Bop, Vol. 2: Friday and Saturday Nights
Freddie Hubbard / Keystone Bop: Sunday Night
Sonny Rollins / No Problem
Pharoah Sanders / Rejoice
McCoy Tyner / Leyenda de La Hora

The Timeless All-Stars /
It’s Timeless: Recorded Live at Keystone Korner

Bobby Hutcherson /
Farewell Keystone

Various Artists / Conrad Silvert Presents
Jazz at the Opera House
Woody Shaw / Master of the Art
Woody Shaw / Night Music
John Hicks / John Hicks
Cedar Walton / Among Friends
John Lewis / Slavic Smile
1983 The Timeless All-Stars /
Timeless Heart
Various Artists /
It Happened in... Pescara: 1969-1989
Bobby Hutcherson / Four Seasons
1984 Bobby Hutcherson /
Good Bait
[reissued as Vibe Wise]
John Hicks / In Concert
Bruce Forman / Full Circle
1985 Various Artists /
One Night With Blue Note, Vol. 1
[reissued as Town Hall Concert]
Tony Williams / Foreign Intrigue
Various Artists / "Round Midnight" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Bobby Hutcherson / Color Schemes [reissued as Vibe Wise] Dexter Gordon / Other Side of Round Midnight
1986 Bobby Hutcherson / In the Vanguard Bruce Forman / There Are Times
The Timeless All-Stars / Essence  
1987 Joe Sample / Roles
1988 Bobby Hutcherson / Cruisin’ the Bird Frank Morgan / Reflections
Barney Kessel / Red Hot and Blues
Dianne Reeves / I Remember
Smith Dobson / Sasha Bossa
1989 Bobby Hutcherson /
Ambos Mundos (Both Worlds)
Lou Rawls / At Last
Andrew Hill / Eternal Spirit
The 1990's to the Present
As a Leader or Co-Leader
As as a Sideman
1990 The Timeless All-Stars /
Time for the Timeless All-Stars
1991 Bobby Hutcherson / Mirage Donald Byrd / A City Called Heaven
1992 Ted Rosenthal / Calling You
1993 Various Artists / Acoustic Masters II Kenny Barron / Other Places
McCoy Tyner & Bobby Hutcherson / Manhattan Moods  
1998 Bobby Hutcherson / Skyline Abbey Lincoln / Wholly Earth
2001   Paula West / Come What May May
Kenny Garrett / Happy People
2002   McCoy Tyner / Land of Giants
2004 San Francisco Jazz Collective /
Inaugural Season Live
2005 San Francisco Jazz Collective /
Live 2005: 2nd Annual Tour
2006 San Francisco Jazz Collective /
Live 2006: 3rd Annual Tour
Joey DeFrancesco / Organic Vibes
  Kenny Garrett / Beyond the Wall
Hutcherson Compilation Albums
  Bobby Hutcherson / The Best of the Blue Note Years
  Bobby Hutcherson / Silver Rondo
  Bobby Hutcherson / Procession
  Bobby Hutcherson / Best of Bobby Hutcherson
  Bobby Hutcherson / Landmarks

1960's | 1970's | 1980's | 1990's to the Present | Compilations



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