30 December 2008

FREDDIE'S DEAD













One of my first jazz lps,one of my first jazz concerts,an artist who saw me through from fusion to hard bop to the new thing and back again.
Totally gutted to see he died today-he will be sadly missed.Freddie has been a big part of my record collection for over 30 years.I shall be spinning "Blue Spirits","High Energy"and "The Love Connection" tonight.
What a bummer.

13 comments:

Greg said...

having a drink right now on him :(

Ben Lempert said...

Absolutely. What a thrilling musician. r.i.p Freddie.

Simon666 said...

whoah sad news ... i was just turning someone onto the Jarreau/Hubbard version of "Little sunflower" the other day...

fabianbass said...

rip Freddie, he is one of my favourite trumpets...bad news.

Len said...

Very sad news. He brought much joy to me for many years. RIP Freddie

Brother_jing said...

definitely one of my favorites, we will miss him a lot!
RIP Freddie

mleroy51 said...

I'll play him all day long...
mleroy51

vesper said...

Yes, that Little Sunflower version, it's a killer

peskypesky said...

RIP, Brother Freddie! We will celebrate your awesome life by playing your music and we will talk about you and we will remember you and you will not be forgotten because you have made an indelible mark. We should all be so lucky. Cheers and thank you!

peskypesky said...

I'm listening to his solo on "Destiny's Children" and it is just a thing of beauty.

peskypesky said...

If you want it, I've uploaded a Ben Sidran interview with Freddie Hubbard. Conversation and music.

http://rapidshare.com/files/179177384/Sidran_on_Record_with_Freddie_Hubbard.mp3.zip

It's my first time using Rapidshare, so let me know if there's any problems.

pcvphunk said...

He will never be forgotten!

RIP

cml archie said...

many thanks