Hubbard, Freddie - Classic Recordings 1960-1962 : 4 x CDs

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You get his first six albums as a leader: Open Sesame, Goin' Up, Hub Cap, Ready For Freddie, The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard, Hub-Tones, as well as two albums with his participation from the same period.

"American jazz trumpeter, Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard, born April 7th 1938, was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post-bop styles from the early 1960s onwards. His unmistakable and influential tone contributed to new perspectives for modern jazz and bebop. In his teens Hubbard worked locally with brothers Wes and Monk Montgomery, and with bassist Larry Ridley and saxophonist James Spaulding. In 1958, at the age of 20, he moved to New York and began accompanying some of the best jazz players of the era, including Philly Joe Jones, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy and Quincy Jones. In June 1960 Hubbard made his first record as a leader, Open Sesame, with saxophonist Tina Brooks, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Clifford Jarvis. In December 1960, Hubbard was invited to appear on Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz after Coleman had heard him playing with Don Cherry. Then, in May 1961, Hubbard played on Ole Coltrane, John Coltrane's final recording session with Atlantic Records. Later, in August 1961, Hubbard made one of his most famous records, Ready for Freddie, which was also his first collaboration with saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Hubbard joined Shorter later in 1961 when he replaced Lee Morgan in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He played on several Blakey recordings, including Caravan, Ugetsu, Mosaic, and Free For All. Hubbard remained with Blakey until 1966, leaving to form the first of several small groups of his own. This 4 CD set collects together Freddie Hubbard's first 6 albums as leader, alongside 2 of his finest collaborations (The Blues and the Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson and Gettin' It Together by Curtis Fuller."
  • LabelEnlightenment
  • UPC823564645322
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