Thursday, 29 October 2009

Bobby Hutcherson ''Montara''

Bobby Hutcherson

''Montara''
( LP Blue Note Records, 1975 )
Catalog # BN-LA551-G


Tracklisting:
A1 Camel Rise 5:33
Arranged By - Dale Oehler
Bass - Chuck Domanico
Drums - Harvey Mason
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] - Larry Nash
Flute - Plas Johnson
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] - Fred Jackson
Guitar - Dennis Budimir
Percussion - Bobby Matos , Johnny Paloma , Ralph MacDonald , Victor Pantoja
Saxophone [Tenor] - Ernie Watts
Trumpet - Oscar Brashear
Written-By - George Cables
A2 Montara 4:57
Arranged By - Dale Oehler
Arranged By, Written-By - Bobby Hutcherson
Bass - Dave Troncoso
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] - Larry Nash
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] - Ernie Watts
Percussion - Bobby Matos , Johnny Paloma , Rudy Calzado , Victor Pantoja
Piano - Eddie Cano
Trumpet - Blue Mitchell , Oscar Brashear
A3 (Se Acabo) La Malanga 4:14
Arranged By - Bobby Hutcherson , Dale Oehler
Bass - Dave Troncoso
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] - Larry Nash
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] - Ernie Watts
Percussion - Bobby Matos , Johnny Paloma , Victor Pantoja
Percussion, Written-By - Rudy Calzado
Piano - Eddie Cano
Trumpet - Blue Mitchell , Oscar Brashear
A4 Love Song 5:35
Arranged By - Dale Oehler
Bass - Chuck Domanico
Drums - Harvey Mason
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] - Larry Nash
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] - Ernie Watts
Percussion - Bobby Matos , Johnny Paloma , Ralph MacDonald , Victor Pantoja
Percussion [Mallets] - Willie Bobo
Saxophone [Soprano] - Plas Johnson
Trumpet - Blue Mitchell
Written-By - George Cables
B1 Little Angel 3:53
Arranged By - Dale Oehler
Bass - Chuck Domanico
Drums - Harvey Mason
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] - Larry Nash
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] - Ernie Watts
Percussion - Bobby Matos , Johnny Paloma , Ralph MacDonald , Victor Pantoja
Percussion [Mallets] - Willie Bobo
Saxophone [Soprano] - Plas Johnson
Trumpet - Blue Mitchell
Written-By - Eddie Martinez
B2 Yuyo 6:40
Arranged By - Dale Oehler
Arranged By, Written-By - Bobby Hutcherson
Bass - Dave Troncoso
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] - Larry Nash
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] - Ernie Watts
Percussion - Bobby Matos , Johnny Paloma , Rudy Calzado , Victor Pantoja
Piano - Eddie Cano
Trumpet - Blue Mitchell , Oscar Brashear
B3 Oye Como Va 5:08
Arranged By - Bobby Hutcherson , Dale Oehler
Bass - Dave Troncoso
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] - Larry Nash
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] - Ernie Watts
Percussion - Bobby Matos , Johnny Paloma , Rudy Calzado , Victor Pantoja
Piano - Eddie Cano
Trumpet - Blue Mitchell , Oscar Brashear
Written-By - Tito Puente

Personnel & Credits:
Artwork By [Art Director] - Bob Cato
Copyist - Hal Brooks
Engineer [Assistant] - Bob Merritt
Engineer [Master] - John Golden
Engineer, Mixed By - Phil Schier
Executive Producer - George Butler
Marimba, Vibraphone - Bobby Hutcherson
Other [Contractor] - Jules Chaikin
Producer - Dale Oehler
Producer [Assistant] - Allen Levy , Nduyanu Bernard Comas

Notes:
Recorded at the Record Plant, Los Angeles, Ca. on Aug. 12 & 14, 1975. Mixed at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, Ca. Mastered at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, Ca.
Format:Vinyl, LP
Country:US
Released:1975

Review:
With the possible exception of Grover Washington's Feels So Good, no other album captured the spirit of jazz in 1975 like Bobby Hutcherson's Montara. Recorded in his hometown of L.A., Montara is the very sound of groove jazz coming out of fusion, and Latin jazz's tough salsa rhythms coming home to roost in something more warm and effluvial that would meet the populace where it was changing and mellowing out rather than making it sit up and take notice. That said, Montara is, like the Washington record, a masterpiece of the genre even though it isn't celebrated in the same way. Featuring a stellar cast of musicians -- among them Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Bobby Matos, Ernie Watts, Harvey Mason, Plas Johnson, Fred Jackson, Larry Nash, and Chuck Domanico -- Montara is a portrait of Hutcherson's complex gift of subtlety and virtuosity. Whether it's the funky Weather Report dance of "Camel Rise," with Nash's electric piano and the horns weaving around one another in a soulful samba melody, the sweet soulful groove of the title track, where Hutcherson's solo lilts to the point of actually singing, the killer Cuban salsa of "La Malanga," done in complete minor-key frenzy (all the while without losing the easy, slippery grace of soul-jazz), the shimmering echoplexed electric piano and vibes interplay on "Love Song," or the steaming, burning gasoline orgy of Hutcherson's read of Santana's "Oye Como Va," with a killer flute line by Watts winding its way through a knotty bassline and multi-part percussion, the effect is the same: blissed-out moving and grooving for a summer day. Hutcherson's chameleon-like ability to shape-shift is truly remarkable as a sideman and especially as a leader. He never overplays, his charts are tight, and he always creates a band vibe. Almost all of his solo recordings reflect the strengths of the ensemble rather than his strengths as a soloist. Montara is one of the great feel-good jazz albums of the 1970s, one of the great Latin jazz albums of the 1970s, and one of the great groove jazz records. Seek it out without hesitation.
By Thom Jurek (AMG)

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By Pier

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

pw

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katonah said...

an absolute killer album.
nice work jp

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Thank u Katonah!

katonah said...

all extracted and sounding beutiful as ever.
can i post your artwork at justjazzart plse?
totally understand if you don't want me to, best regards

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Do what you need and want dear friend....
:-)

katonah said...

http://justjazzart.blogspot.com/2009/10/montara-bn1975.html

many thanks

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Well done Katonah, ever welcome!
And thanks for the link!

Pier

Solomon said...

Thank you!

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