Personnel includes: Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba); Sam Rivers (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Andrew Hill (piano); Richard Davis (bass); Joe Chambers (drums).
Producer: Alfred Lion.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 3, 1965. Includes liner notes by A.B. Spellman and Bob Blumenthal.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Blue Note Records "Rudy Van Gelder Editions" series.
Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson was among the most successful and appealing of the 1960s musicians who merged post-bop aesthetics with the experiments of free jazz. His 1965 album DIALOGUE is one of his best--melodic, adventurous, rigorously musical, and ever-searching. Hutcherson pushes the jazz envelope here while maintaining allegiance to structure and form. The insistent, Latin-tinged opener, "Catta," is a case in point, a bold exploration set to percolating rhythms and a memorable theme. Some of the best players of the era--including trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, saxophonist Sam Rivers, and pianist Andrew Hill--help make this classic even classier.