12 May 2007

FREDDIE HUBBARD - OUTPOST
















Freddie Hubbard on Enja from 1981 with a classic quartet line up of Kenny Barron-Piano;Buster Williams-Bass;Al Foster-Drums.Not so easy to dig this one up-it's Freddie's first album after leaving Columbia and you only need to see the line up to know that its back to basics following his years of commercial fusion.Dusty Groove wrote this about it:

One of the best recordings from Freddie Hubbard's "back to basics" stretch in the early 80s -- a time when Freddie returned to a strongly acoustic jazz mode after a mostly electric 70s! The record still has Freddie stretching out on the longer tracks he got used to during the CTI years -- but he's working here in tight quartet formation with Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and the always-great Al Foster on drums -- carving out long lines on extended, but well-conceived numbers that echo with a tremendous amount of force. Freddie's lost none of his edge by this point, and the record shows a new sense of energy and focus that are extremely impressive -- and also pretty darn soulful!

Ripped at 320 from the cd issue.

4 comments:

Vinyl4Giants said...

Great album for being released in the 80's, when most Classic Jazz artuers were leaning in a bullshit direction, but if I'm not mistaken, the track titled "Dual Force" is actually a Herbie Hancock track off of "The Prisoner" called "Firewater" written by Buster Williams. Both are great versions, but I was wondering if either Herbie, or Buster appeared on this outing, and why it is mistitled... Anyways, hella amazing post there, my friend. Keep 'em coming.

bacoso said...

well spotted-"dual force" and "firewater" are both written by and played upon by ...Buster Williams.

Vinyl4Giants said...

Add me to your "Places & Spaces" section of your blog, I'd much appreciate it...

Danny said...

Thank you- Never heard this one and only recently began to explore Kenny Baron

Freddie we'll miss you- you motherfucker