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Freddie Hubbard Quintet - Alive In America

Freddie Hubbard Quintet - Alive In America

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Frederick Dewayne Hubbard (April 7, 1938 – December 29, 2008) was an Ameri - can jazz trumpeter. He played bebop, hard bop, and post-bop styles from the early 1960s onwards. His unmistakable and influential tone contributed to new perspectives on modern jazz and bebop.

In December 1960, Hubbard was invited to play on Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz after Coleman had heard him performing with Don Cherry. Then in May 1961, Hubbard played on Olé Coltrane, John Coltrane’s final recording session for Atlantic Records. Coltrane also hired Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, and Art Davis, who all appeared in Olé, to record Africa/Brass, Coltrane’s first album with Impulse!, which was begun just after Olé. In August 1961, Hubbard recorded Ready for Freddie (Blue Note), which was also his first collaboration with saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Hubbard became Shorter’s bandmate when he replaced Lee Morgan in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers later in 1961.

Hubbard achieved his greatest popular success in the 1970s with a series of albums for Creed Taylor and his record label CTI Records. His early 1970s jazz albums Red Clay, First Light, Straight Life, and Sky Dive were particularly well received and considered among his best work; First Light won a 1972 Grammy Award and included pianists Herbie Hancock and Richard Wyands, guitarists Eric Gale and George Ben - son, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and percussionist Airto Moreira.

In 1977, Hubbard joined the all-star V.S.O.P. band, which also featured Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Ron Carter, and Wayne Shorter. All of the band’s members except Hubbard were members of the mid-1960s Miles Davis Quintet. Hubbard’s trumpet playing was featured on the track “Zanzibar” from the 1978 Billy Joel album 52nd Street (the 1979 Grammy Award Winner for Best Album).


1. Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey

2. Spirits Of Trane 

3. Here's That Rainy Day

4. Sky Dive

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