bobby hill quotes

Bobby Hill: “I’m fat,”

Peggy Hill: “Oh, no! No, honey! You’re husky! It says so on your jeans!”

Bobby Hill: “Mom. I’m fat. But big deal. I don’t feel bad about it. You never made me feel bad about it. And just because there are some people in the world who want me to feel bad about it doesn’t mean I have to. So Bobby Hill’s fat. Eh.”

“Bobby has a very open mind. He hears and feels a lot of things that are beyond the limits of jazz as that term has been conventionally used. Also, he’s a very warm person–direct and candid–and that comes through in his music. What he plays has a particular lift to it because he himself is so alive, because he so digs being.” - Herbie Hancock 

Bobby Hutcherson during the recording session for Andrew Hill, Judgement 1964