Freddie Hubbard: Hub of Hubbard (1969) BASF/MPS

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The LondonJazz-Beachcomber continues to showcase potentially overlooked gems among lesser titles and labels, low price of entry to match. Today, something from the Black Forest is on the menu, and it’s not gateau. Freddie Hubbard and The Hub of Hubbard. And for … Continue reading

Kenny Drew: Undercurrent (1960) Blue Note (more updates)

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Selection: Funk-cosity (Drew) . Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1960 Music One of Blue Note’s greatest sessions, Undercurrent … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Breaking Point (1964) Blue Note/Liberty

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Tying up some loose ends in the discography of important figures in Modern Jazz, I found I had neglected some albums because either I wasn’t convinced of their merit or the pressing wasn’t satisfactory, or in some cases both. However … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Hipnosis (1962/67) Blue Note/ UA (1978)

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Further adventures in vintage Blue-Note-on-a-Budget twofer series… with more McLean, great stuff,  and some not so good news for Hubbard fans with the “other” twofer series…read on. Selection 1: Slow Poke Artists: Grachan Moncur III (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Lamont Johnson … Continue reading

BLP 4135: The Blue Note that never was (1962)

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FREDDIE HUBBARD: HERE TO STAY (1962)  original artwork Selection: Assunta (DMM) – Pathe Marconi Fr. 1986 Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame (1960) austerity edition, with poll

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Head to Head: A while back I auditioned a modern audiophile pressing against an original vintage first pressing, and came up with some surprising answers, and stirred up a hornets nest in the process. I count controversy a success, so back into … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard Hub Cap (1961) Blue Note

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Track Selection:  Hub Cap Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Jimmy Heath (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Larry Ridley (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 9, 1961. Music Hub Cap is a logical expansion … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Goin’ Up (1960) Blue Note

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Track Selection: The Changing Scene (Mobley) Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 6, 1960 Music: Recorded five months after Open … Continue reading

Freidrich Gulda – Sahib Shihab – JJ – Hubbard (1964) SABA

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Track Selection: No 3. Artists Freddie Hubbard – Trompete J.J. Johnson – Posaune Sahib Shihab – Bariton-Saxophon, Flöte Friedrich Gulda – Klavier Das Eurojazz Orchester: Stan Roderick, Kenny Wheeler, Robert Politzer – Trompeten Harry Roche, Rudolf Josel – Posaunen Alfie Reece – Tuba Rolf Kühn, Herb Geller, Tubby Hayes … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard “Hub-tones” (1962)

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Track Selection: For Spees Sake (Hubbard) Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) James Spaulding (as, fl) Herbie Hancock (p) Reggie Workman (b) Clifford Jarvis (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 10, 1962 Music: Herbie Hancock’s  percussive comping maintains the … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard, The Artistry Of (1962)

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Track Selection 1: Bob’s Place Selection 2: The Seventh Day Artists: Freddie Hubbard (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) John Gilmore (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Art Davis (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 2, 1962 … Continue reading