Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie

Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie (1961 / Blue Note)
1. Ariets 6:43
2. Weaver Of Dreams 6:39
3. Marie Antoinette 6:42
4. Birdlike 10:19
5. Crisis 11:44

Art Davis Bass
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet, Horn
Elvin Jones Drums
Bernard McKinney Euphonium, Horn
Wayne Shorter Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
McCoy Tyner Piano

Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard really came into his own during this Blue Note session. He is matched with quite an all-star group (tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Art Davis, and drummer Elvin Jones in addition to Bernard McKinney on euphonium), introduces two of his finest compositions ("Birdlike" and "Crisis"), and is quite lyrical on his ballad feature, "Weaver of Dreams." Hubbard's sidemen all play up to par and this memorable session is highly recommended; it's one of the trumpeter's most rewarding Blue Note albums.

1 comment: said...

This can't succeed in reality, that is what I think.