There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.

Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson played on both Eric Dolphy’s Out to Lunch and Andrew Hill’s Judgment!, so it makes sense that his 1965 debut is a New Thing classic every bit their equal. Negotiating jazz matters both trad and avant, Dialogue’s sextet created something so very “now” it still hasn’t fully passed into “then.” —Todd Hitchcock