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Blue Note At 75, The Concert: McCoy Tyner & Bobby Hutcherson

McCoy Tyner and Bobby Hutcherson perform at Blue Note at 75, The Concert. (NPR)

Pianist McCoy Tyner and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson first connected on record in 1966, on Hutcherson's album Stick-Up! They must have realized they were musically simpatico — they've continued to work together for nearly five decades now. At the Blue Note at 75 concert, they didn't say a word, but locked into a miniature set of Tyner's classic compositions with ageless grace. It was a powerful reminder of why the Blue Note label signed both musicians in the 1960s, produced their 1993 duet recording, and is about to present a new Hutcherson album this summer.

Here's a duet on Tyner's "Fly With The Wind," originally from his 1976 record of the same title.

Credits

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Suraya Mohamed, Patrick Jarenwattananon; Audio Engineer: Duke Markos; Videographers: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Olivia Merrion, Christopher Parks; Special Thanks: Jason Moran (Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center), Blue Note Records, Mark and Rachel Dibner of the Argus Fund, The Wyncote Foundation; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann

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