15 June 2008

FREDDIE HUBBARD - LIFE FLIGHT






















Freddie Hubbard for Blue Note from 1987.
1/2:Freddie Hubbard (tp) Stanley Turrentine (ts) Larry Willis (el-p, syn) George Benson (g) Wayne Braithwaite (el-b) Idris Muhammad (d, tamb)
3/4:Freddie Hubbard (tp) Ralph Moore (ts) Larry Willis (p) Rufus Reid (b) Carl Allen (d)
This lp captures the great trumpeter Freddie Hubbard at the age of 48 just before he began to decline. Hubbard is heard in excellent shape on two selections apiece with two separate bands. One group, a sextet with tenor-saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and guitarist George Benson, recalls the trumpeter's glory days on CTI although the material ("Battlescar Galorica" and "A Saint's Homecoming Song") was of recent vintage. The other band, a quintet with tenor-saxophonist Ralph Moore, looks back toward his earlier Blue Note and Atlantic days; they perform two Hubbard originals ("The Melting Pot" and "Life Flight"). Overall this set (from an era when the veteran trumpeter was being overshadowed by Wynton Marsalis) gives listeners one of the last opportunities to hear Freddie Hubbard in peak form. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Ripped@320 from the original vinyl-no reissues.

10 comments:

bacoso said...

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the doc said...

nice!!! thanks for this relict

Andy said...

Thanks,looking forward to it

musicposts said...

thanks for the freddie hubbard, oir has nice jazz scene!

jpo said...

wow--one of the few freddies i couldnt find! thanks!

Art Simon said...

That is a great album! Spot on! Thanks!

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jaguar said...

Great LP.

Many thanks.

Weekend Hippie said...

Thanks, love freddie's CTI lp's, I hope this comes close

Does anybody know anything about a late 90's collaberation he did with Creed Taylor. Was it ever released?

soulacious said...

Actually this was released on CD in the early 90's. I used to own it, but after I sold it, I never saw it again. Not even on the web decades later. There were no bonus tracks, so having it from vinyl at 320 is fine.