- Released: June 19, 2007
- Label: Kind Of Blue
Down Beat - p.704 stars out of 5
-- "Hutcherson's full, burnished tone ideally matches this languid set of standards....He perfectly controls the vibrato..."
JazzTimes - p.99
"The atmosphere remains lush with lyricism and mainstream pleasures..."
- 1.(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
- 2.Ode to Angela
- 3.Embraceable You
- 4.Along Came Betty
- 6.Jitterbug Waltz
- 7.What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life
- 8.Don't Blame Me
- 9.Spring Is Here
- 10.I Wish I Knew
- 11.I'll Be Seeing You
Personnel: Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Bobby Hutcherson; Dwayne Burno (bass instrument); Renee Rosnes (piano); Al Foster (drums).
Audio Mixer: Todd Whitelock.
Liner Note Author: Todd Barkan.
Recording information: Sony Music Studios, New York, NY (11/20/2006-11/21/2006).
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke.
Photographer: Jimmy Katz.
In the 1960s, Bobby Hutcherson was the in-house vibraphone player for Blue Note Records. Hutcherson performed on many of that label's groundbreaking albums including Eric Dolphy's OUT TO LUNCH, as well as leading several fine sessions himself. FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS (2007) finds him in a mellower frame of mind but no less the fine vibist. REASONS is a ballad album in which Hutcherson's quartet (featuring the superb Rene Rosnes on piano) re-visits classic jazz and Great American Songbook standards. The mood is delicate and subdued, and the sounds exquisite, with Hutcherson utilizing an unusual sense of space between the notes, virtually suspending the melodies in air like raindrops. Things get a little more up-tempo on "Don't Blame Me" and the Latin-tinged "I Wish I Knew," but this doesn't upset the relaxed, late-night ambience of this wonderful set.