The simple answer is that I love Bobby's music, and I knew that putting together a site like this would be a great excuse to spend a whole lot of time listening to it.
I've been a Bobby Hutcherson fan for many years. But I became a much bigger fan after hearing him perform for the first time in 2004. The music was just like his demeanor on stage, open and full of life. My wife and I went to the concert, and after the show we were talking about how much we'd enjoyed Bobby's music. My wife said that she wanted to read more about him. When I told her that I didn't think that anyone had written extensively about Hutcherson, she said that I should do it.
So I began reading what I could find and I started tracking down his
recordings, both as a leader and as a sideman. (I now have almost
all of them.) Over the last couple years, I've compiled a complete Bobby
Hutcherson discography, listened to his
music incessantly, and looked up information about his music. I wish the
fruit of my research could have been a book (and maybe some day it will
be), but, in the meantime, I'm sharing what I've learned on this web site.
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