Bobby Hutcherson on connecting to audiences
NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT...
When You Are Near
Originally released 1966, 2006 Blue Note Records
IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO NEA JAZZ MASTER BOBBY HUTCHERSON TO CONNECT WITH HIS AUDIENCES...
Bobby Hutcherson: I like ?em to be part of the music. Especially on ballads. I'll play a note and let it hang out there and leave some space. Because it took me a while to learn that the space is just as important as the note. And during that space, it gives the audience a chance to say, "You know, if I was playin right now, I'd play this note. I wonder what note he's gonna play." BAM... you know, there it is right there.
MUSIC: up and fades
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH VIBRAPHONIST BOBBY HUTCHERSON WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.