Steve Hobbs - Spring Cycle album download
Steve Hobbs has long been one of the most talented if underrated vibraphonists around, and his playing recalls Bobby Hutcherson at times but also displays his own musical personality. On Spring Cycle, he performs five of his originals, three songs by pianist Bill O'Connell, and a couple standards. Performing with a core quartet including O'Connell, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer John Riley, Hobbs takes "On the Street Where You Live" and his own ballad "Jean" as showcases for the rhythm section.
Featured on this album are: Tom Harrell (trumpet and flugelhorn), Bob Maloch (tenor saxaphone), Dave Valentin (flute), Bill O'Connell (piano), Peter Washington (bass), John Riley (drums) and Steve Barrios (percussion). The lyricism and intensity of Tom Harrell (playing on 7 of 10 tracks) is well known and is complemented by Hobb's swinging style and original compositions.
One of the more talented vibraphonists to come up in the late '80s, Steve Hobbs' style is bop-based but fairly original. He studied at Berklee, the University of Miami, and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and freelanced in Denver for six years with such players as Tom Harrell, Joe Bonner, Spike Robinson, and Stix Hooper. Hobbs eventually moved back to Raleigh, where he works as an educator but keeps up an active performance schedule. He has recorded as a leader for Cexton, Timeless, and Candid.
Steve Hobbs: Spring Cycle by George Harris, published on September 5, 2005. Personnel: Steve Hobbs: vibraphone; Tom Harrell: trumpet, flugelhorn; Bob Malach: tenor saxophone; Dave Valentin: flute; Bill O'Connell: piano; Peter Washington: bass; John Riley: drums; Steve Berrios: percussion. Title: Spring Cycle Year Released: 2005 Record Label: Random Chance Records. Tribute to Bobby by Roger Farbey. Spring Cycle by George Harris.
Vibraphonist Steve Hobbs leads an all star line-up in this set of original compositions and standards. Featured on this album are: Tom Harrell (trumpet and flugelhorn), Bob Maloch (tenor saxaphone), Dave Valentin (flute), Bill O'Connell (piano), Peter Washington (bass), John Riley (drums) and Steve Barrios (percussion).
STEVE HOBBS - Spring Cycle. Filed under Hard Bop By STEVE HOBBS. 1 Blued Swings 2 Spring Cycle 3 Rough and Ready 4 Para Mis Padres 5 On the Street Where You Live 6 Jean 7 Mr. PC 8 Loon Lake 9 Crosswinds 10 Marionettes. Dave Valentin (f), Bob Malach (ts), Tom Harrell (t, fh), Steve Hobbs (vib), Bill O'Connell (p), Peter Washington (b), John Riley (d), Steve Berrios (per). Random Chance RCD-21 (US).
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|1||Blued Swings Steve Hobbs||Steve Hobbs||6:27|
|2||Spring Cycle Steve Hobbs||Steve Hobbs||8:22|
|3||Rough and Ready Steve Hobbs||Steve Hobbs||6:08|
|4||Para Mis Padres Steve Hobbs||Steve Hobbs||6:35|
|5||On the Street Where You Live Allan Learner / Frederick Loewe||Steve Hobbs||5:41|
|6||Jean Steve Hobbs||Steve Hobbs||5:34|
|7||Mr. PC John Coltrane||Steve Hobbs||5:01|
|8||Loon Lake||Steve Hobbs||8:28|
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