Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Freddie Hubbard

I've always appreciated jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, but for some reason I was late in adding his work to my collection. Then about five years ago, I found his 1967 album, Backlash, on vinyl. And I was hooked. He played with such fire and much swag. The hunt was on for more of his stuff: Breaking Point, High Blues Pressure and more.

Hubbard, who played with luminaries such as Cannonball Adderley, Monk, Coltrane, Miles and then became a jazz giant himself, died December 30 a month after suffering a heart attack. He was 70. He was also a hell of horn man, as the clip above suggests.


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JazzDoIt said...

Great video. Thanks for sharing.I would like to knkw if you could share with me High Blues Pressure album.Please,let me know if you can upload and sen a link. Email: felmer@gmail.com

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