Now! stands as one of Bobby Hutcherson’s most adventurous recordings. The LP was cut with the Harold Land Quintet and Hutcherson beefed up the lineup with vocalist Right Reverend Eugene McDaniels (who at the time of the LP was known as Gene McDaniels) and a chorus at the height of Black Power consciousness. This reissue is part of the Blue Note series from Heavenly Sweetness and comes pressed on 180 gram vinyl and sports a deluxe “Jazz” sleeve!
Check out the video from NEA Jazz Masters below for a taste of Hutcherson’s story: