Freddie Hubbard's 'Straight Life,' which when originally released hit #5 on the Billboard jazz chart, came between his signature hits 'Red Clay' and First Light,' but All Music Guide hails the album as arguably Hubbard s greatest recording... frequently astounding... essential for all serious jazz collections. Joining Hubbard are tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, guitarist George Benson, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette. The very memorable set is rounded off by the trumpeter's duet with Benson on a lyrical version of the ballad Here's That Rainy Day.
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10 spring standouts for jazz / WRTI
It's too cold! It's too hot! It's really kind of feverish. Listen to a jazz riot of emotions. Here are 10 spring standouts curated by Jazz Director Maureen Malloy. Each, in no special order, has inspired hundreds of interpretations. Tune in to hear them during regular jazz hours on WRTI. 1. "It Might As Well Be Spring," Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein For those of us who n...
Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life re-mastered for vinyl / Audiophile Audition review
With the success of Red Clay, Freddie Hubbard joined the ranks of jazz artists embracing fusion. Certainly, traditional players like Les McCann, Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd and of course Miles Davis (an early devotee of the genre) adopted this musical hybrid and transformed the modern jazz context. Hubbard (like other in his generation) was shaped by bebop, hard bop and post-bop movements. CTI Records ...
CTI Records remasters Freddie Hubbard's best album, Red Clay
Before Freddie Hubbard signed with CTI Records in 1970, he was already considered one of the most brilliant jazz trumpeters in the world. Red Clay, his debut album on the label, is an exceptional set of plugged-in hard bop fused with funk - and reportedly the album he considers his best. Joining him on five of the six cuts, is a crack quintet featuring longtime colleagues Joe Henderson and...
CTI celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Freddie Hubbard's First Light
Freddie Hubbard's First Light (1971) was the 1972 Grammy winner for Best Jazz Performance by a Group the first Grammy to be won by a CTI artist and Don Sebesky was a nominee for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the album's "Lonely Town" track. Hubbard was subsequently named Trumpeter of the Year in the 1973 & 1974 DownBeat Readers Poll....
Freddie Hubbard presents 'Straight Life' (CTI: 40th Anniversary Ed)
Freddie Hubbard's 'Straight Life,' which when originally released hit #5 on the Billboard jazz chart, came between his signature hits 'Red Clay' and 'First Light,' but All Music Guide hails the album as arguably Hubbard s greatest recording... frequently astounding... essential for all serious jazz collections. Joining Hubbard are tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, keyboard...