Chris Dingman plays Bobby Hutcherson

Chris Dingman plays Bobby Hutcherson

Rising vibes star Chris Dingman takes on the undisputed king of the mallets in a must-see Bobby Hutcherson tribute.

Includes FRONT BURNER session on the life and times of Bobby Hutcherson.

About Chris Dingman
Chris Dingman is one of the most sought-after vibraphonists of his generation. Schooled in the jazz tradition, yet influenced by a wide range of music and experience, Dingman draws inspiration and meaning from a diverse set of musical sources. He has performed and studied with many of the world's greatest jazz musicians, including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, and many others. Now based in Brooklyn, NY, he is currently working with many of the leading lights on the jazz and creative music scene, both as a sideman and as a leader. His debut album, Waking Dreams, has been called "gorgeous" (Time Out NY), "brilliant" (All About Jazz), and "luminous" (NY Times).

About Bobby Hutcherson
Hailed as one of jazz’s greatest vibraphonist, Bobby Hutcherson is the true embodiment of vibes. Along with Gary Burton, Hutcherson redefined what could be done with the instrument – melodically and technically – he contributed significantly to the Blue Note’s roster in the late ‘60s. The ‘70s saw him flirting with mainstream fusion, followed by the formation of his new quintet with trumpeter Woody Shaw in a more post-bop style. After departing with Blue Note in 1977, he signed with Colombia and eventually added marimba to his repertoire. Through the 80s & 90s, Hutcherson continued to tour as a sideman and leader, popping up for the occasional show in the most recent decade.