Greetings jazz lovers, I can’t believe it we’re in the mist of the Superbowl weekend. Due to the per-game activities it’s time to gather up all the essentials to make this festive and most celebrated weekend all worth our time and effort …. Black and Yellow baby, go Steelers!! Subsequently, I’m elated to change the atmosphere a bit and pull from the vault one of my favorite trumpeters the late Freddie Hubbard’s 1962 classic on Blue Note Records “HUB-TONES.” As always, have a safe and prosperous weekend! —Rob Young
Freddie Hubbard -][- HUB-TONES – [Blue Note (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition), 1962]
In 1962, Freddie Hubbard was a full time member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, but he still had enough time to record three solo albums — “The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard” for the Impulse label, and “Here To Stay” and “Hub-Tones” for Blue Note. While the former two derive a lot of their sound from that unmistakable Messenger style, “Hub-Tones” draws it feel from two of Hubbard’s collaborations from a few years earlier — “Free Jazz” and “Ole Coltrane.” On “Hub-Tones,” Hubbard utilizes the paths of freedom forged by Ornette and ‘Trane, but stays grounded to the classic Blue Note sound.
Joining Freddie on this October ’62 session are James Spaulding (who unfortunately was never given the chance to record his own album for Blue Note, but was an important contributor to Grant Green’s “Solid,” Bobby Hutcherson’s “Components” and Wayne Shorter’s “Schizophrenia” among others) on alto sax and flute, Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Hubbard made many great albums for Blue Note, and “Hub-Tones” is as good as any of them. —Michael B. Richman | Amazon.com/Reviewer
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