Better Blackness

February 1, 2013

“Slow Change” — Bobby Hutcherson

Filed under: Music — betterblackness @ 5:41 am
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This composition still feels as vital as the first time I heard it in 1969 or ’70. Moreover, it still feels like it’s in conversation with Oliver Nelson’s 1961 “Stolen Moments” and Donald Byrd’s “Cristo Redentor” from 1963. Less saccharine and decidedly more soberly spaced-out — if not cynical. It’s hard to forget or ignore for long.


  1. Man, Eva time I come up w/ a new playlist, you put a part of it on yo blog. Been thinking of Eugene McDaniels plus Bill Withers plus Michael Kiwinuku. I’ll Dropbox you

    Michael Kenny

    Comment by Michael Kenny — February 6, 2013 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

  2. Eugene McDaniels. Wow! That is a blast from the past! Thanks for raising his name and his work. I should have mentioned that he did the vocals and co-wrote “Slow Change.”

    Comment by betterblackness — February 6, 2013 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

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