Bobby Hutcherson was a great jazz vibraphonist, one of the many great artists we lost last year. "Montara" is from Hutcherson's album of the same name, released in 1975 on the jazz label Blue Note. Montara is also a city in Northern California, where he lived with his wife until his passing last year.
It's easy to see why this has been sampled by numerous hip hop songs, including a remake by Madlib. This tune is a dreamy melody over a smooth Latin percussion section. Hutcherson takes a rhythmically adventurous solo before the horn section joins him again to play the melody. One can easily imagine sitting on the porch of a beach side house in Montara, relaxing and enjoying the view, listening to some of the greatest musicians of our time. #bobbyhutcherson#jazz#vibes#vibraphone#montara#musicto#musictoforgetyourtroubles