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Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by on this absolutely beautiful Saturday. Well I know, it depends on were you live? Today, we’re posting a CTI Records classic by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard on you titled “First Light.” As many of you know, this guy has a ton of records and I’ve sure he’s got more under his belt and ready to go. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed with Peace!!

Freddie Hubbard | First Light [CTI/1971 Weekend Spin]

Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard

First Light expands upon the success of Red Clay in terms of both personnel (with larger ensembles of flutes, strings, brass, vibes, percussion and piano augmenting Hubbard, Carter, DeJohnette and Benson) and repertoire (Hubbard’s adventurous title track spacewalk then songs by Paul McCartney, Mancini-Mercer and Leonard Bernstein), all couched in trademark plush Sebesky arrangements.

The results claimed the “Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance” by a Group and prompted Hubbard to remark: “I put more feeling into that album than any other before.”