17 May 2006

FREDDIE HUBBARD - THE BLACK ANGEL



















Freddie Hubbard released The Black Angel in the same year as the landmark Miles Davis album Bitches Brew. Its obvious Hubbard wanted to appeal to the emerging crossover rock/jazz crowd of the era. The presence of bop, however, still permeated Hubbard's playing, unlike Miles who had long since dropped the form. The final Hubbard composition "Spacetrack" contains fiery avant garde interplay between Hubbard, James Spaulding on alto and Kenny Barron's electric piano. Thanks to Spaulding and bassist Reggie Workman, much of the playing here maintains intensity. The other Hubbard penned originals, "Gittin Down" is an urgent hard swinging boogaloo and the ballad "Eclipse" features Spaulding on flute and Barron on piano. "Coral Keys" written by Walter Bishop, Jr. and Barron's "Black Angel have a Latin tinge highlighted by Spaulding's soaring flute and the congas of Carlos "Patato" Valdes. A great session leaving the impression Hubbard was preparing to take a different musical direction - so where did he go ? CTI !!!

HERE'S A NEW UPLOAD AS THE ONE IN THE COMMENTS APPEARS TO BE CORRUPTED

http://rapidshare.de/files/20830300/THE_BLACK_ANGEL.rar.html

13 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.de/files/20723991/THE_BLACK_ANGEL.rar.html

writerguy said...

Another corrupt file again, I'm afraid.
"Spacetrack" doesn't come through.

But thanks for the good music!

D

writerguy said...

Sorry, not Spacetrack, it's the first one, Eclipse, that doesn't work.

bacoso said...

ok will try another upload .

devilsthumb said...

just tried and only got the artwork after unzipping

not to seem an ungrateful wretch though for all the other fabulous content thanks for everything !!

djcaique said...

yoooo error

bacoso said...

shite it works ok for me ---not sure whats happening these are all vinyl rips and i think its fucking up on the mp3 rip .will attempt another repost asap.

LoungeTracks said...

I too am having a problem with track #1, could it be some hiccup on upload? Thanks for doing great work.

Keep jazz alive,
LT

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.de/files/20830300/THE_BLACK_ANGEL.rar.html

THIS IS A NEW UPLOAD

writerguy said...

Hmmm.. Same problem with the new upload.

Oh well. I still appreciate what you offer and all the ones that do work!

xmnr0x23 said...

Yes, track 1 corrupt and CRC error so winrar can't fix it either :/

But thanks nonetheless!

Stan said...

I would first of all like to say that you are the best thing that happened to blog culture...and you are Jazz's biggest and truest fan and enthusiast. I look upto you and your efforts and I praise your generousity.

I have sampled Black Angel and I must admit I, like all the other fans of your blog am left yearning for the first track, ECLIPSE.
Cud you try upping just that one track alone ... just one more time?
Don't bother upping the rest they are just fine.... but all of us here wud really like a listen at this number....if it's not too much trouble.

I am looking to make a contribution to this site....how do I go about doing it?

ags_aussi@yahoo.com

Sax Mann said...

Hi, can you re-up this album?