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The Kicker (Tone Poet 180g) Vinyl LP

Blue Note RecordsSKU fr-4333

venerable vibraphonist's previously unreleased first album for Blue Note, first time on vinyl
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"Recorded in 1963, The Kicker was actually vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson’s first session as a leader for Blue Note, but for reasons lost to time it was shelved, and instead Hutcherson’s album Dialogue was released as his debut two years later. For unknown reasons, label owner Alfred Lion shelved over a hundred Blue Note sessions recorded in the 1950s and 60s, including multiple albums by Jimmy Smith, Hank Mobley, Grant Green, and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. Thankfully, the majority of those 'lost' albums were eventually liberated from the vaults, including The Kicker. First released in 1999, The Kicker is a sequel to guitarist Grant Green’s masterpiece Idle Moments, which was recorded one month earlier with the exact same personnel." - Blue Note Records

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