Tuesday, December 30, 2008

R.I.P. Freddie Hubbard


grant said...

Freddie is my all-time favorite player. Unlike any other trumpeter, except Pops, his playing immediately makes me feel joyful and alive.

I can't think of one contemporary trumpeter who does not have an element of Freddie in their playing.

R.I.P. Freddie.

boukman70 said...

Hubbard suffered in my esteem because of my early hatred of fusion--Miles excepted, of course. I guess I've just pretty much been stuck on Clifford Brown. But knowing that you hold Freddie in such high esteem and now that I actually like some fusion, I think I'll definitely look at Hubbard a bit more closely. Thanks, Grant.

Grant said...

I'm not talking about his fusion, man. Listen to him in the 60s - all straight ahead. Check out Freddie on Wayne Shorter's album Witch Hunt, his own Breaking Point, Hub Tones, Ready for Freddie, Dexter Gordon's Generations, or Herbie Hancock's Emperyean Isles or Maiden Voyage, or Bobby Hutcherson's Components. That dude was ridiculous.

Yeah Clifford is great and I love him too. I've had periods where that is all I want to hear. However, I do prefer the style of the music in the 60s.

I think I'm gonna go put on Breaking Point or Components now.

Viva la Freddie.