Newly-remastered for vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
Bobby Hutcherson’s Total eclipse, released in 1968, features his first recordings with saxophonist Harold Land. Hutcherson and Land would become regular collaborators throughout the 1960s. Also joining in for this recording is pianist Chick Corea, drummer Joe Chambers, and bassist Reggie Johnson.
“Total Eclipse was Bobby Hutcherson’s first recording session with tenor saxophonist Harold Land, who became one of his major collaborators (and a quintet co-leader) during the late ’60s. Land’s rounded, echoing tone is a nice contrast for the coolly cerebral post-bop that fills Total Eclipse. Hutcherson contributes four of the five compositions (the other, “Matrix,” is by pianist Chick Corea), and he’s in a mood to intellectually challenge himself and the rest of the quintet, which also includes bassist Reggie Johnson and longtime drummer Joe Chambers. The results are full of the sort of skillful musicianship one would naturally expect of Hutcherson’s ’60s-era Blue Notes. Land’s solo lines are fluid and lengthy, assimilating some of Coltrane’s innovations while remaining accessibly soulful…” – allmusic.com
• Vinyl LP
• Re-mastered & reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary campaign
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note Titles
Bobby Hutcherson, vibes
Harold Land, tenor sax and flute
Chick Corea, piano
Reggie Johnson, bass
Joe Chambers, drums
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