The idea of a Bobby Hutcherson songbook has been floating for a while, but his recent passing urged us to make it happen and give his music the homage it deserves.
To cover this amazing repertoire, we have the immense honour of welcoming the great vibes and marimba player Orphy Robinson.
Orphy Robinson is one of the major figures of the jazz scene - he has released records on Blue Note and played with Don Cherry, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Courtney Pine, Jazz Warriors and Andy Shepherd.
For this special occasion he will be joined by some of the best London jazz musicians:
Tony Kofi - Alto Sax
Robert Mitchell - Piano
Moses Boyd - Drums
Nubya Garcia - Saxophone
Byron Wallen - Trumpet
Rowland Sutherland - Flutes
Dudley Phillips - Double bass
Orphy Robinson – Vibes / Marimba
Bobby Hutcherson’s repertoire is so vast and varied there's no way one set of covers would do it justice. So, we will have TWO 45 minute sets covering some of his best tunes.
The tunes that we have selected are mainly from the Blue Note catalogue, where Bobby featured either as leader or sideman. The albums we looked at were ‘Components’, ‘Stick up!’, ‘San Francisco’, ’Montara’, 'Knucklebean’ and more.
Curator for this show, Lexus Blondin, will be spinning records with Born Cheating before, during & after.
We will be serving food from the start, so don't hesitate to come early to get in the mood.
All proceeds from the booking fees will be going to Calais Action, via Party for the People.
Peace, Love and Harmony,
Church Of Sound