Brian Blade - Lifecycles Volumes I & II: Now! And Forever More Honoring Bobby Hutcherson

 (3 LPs with Blank F Side)


Stoner Hill Records



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ASTHL 102018
UPC: 711574924813
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No. of Discs: 3
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Brian Blade-led tribute to Bobby Hutcherson on 3LP!

Brian Blade's band, Lifecycles, was formed in 2001 by three members of Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, which included six musicians living in the New York City metropolitan area at the time and performing under the name Subterranean Sextet, featuring drummer Brian Blade, pianist Jon Cowherd, saxophonist Myron Walden, vibraphonist and vocalist Monte Croft, guitarist John Hart and bassist Doug Weiss. Back in 2001, the sextet mostly played in underground night clubs around Manhattan, but there were various festival appearances throughout the country.

All the members of the band had composed music specifically for the ensemble, but unfortunately, they did not record, until now. Fast forward to the present day, there was the decision to re-establish and expand the band to include percussionist Rogerio Boccato and to finally record the original compositions and the music of one of their heroes, the great vibraphonist, marimbist and composer Bobby Hutcherson.

Lifecycles had hoped to record with Bobby Hutcherson, but he passed away in August 2016.

As a result of this loss to the world, the band felt that no more time should be taken for granted and decided to honor Bobby's memory by recording several compositions he wrote and recorded, along with the entirety of the album Now!, recorded in 1969 and released in 1970.


Side A
1. Now
2. Slow Change
3. Hello To The Wind

Side B
1. The Creator
2. Black Heroes

Side C
1. The Final Four
2. My Joy

Side D
1. Love and Hate
2. Measures
3. Future

Side E
1. Forgotten Memories
2. Live By The Sword

Side F

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