Monday, August 15, 2011

Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay

Year : 1970
Label : CTI
Genre : Jazz
Style : Modal, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Soul Jazz

This bijou from Hubbard is one of standard bearer from the innovations made by the Jazz Fusion movement, mainly by providing from Funk/Soul inspirations. Red Clay was recorded in the early the seventies and for the first time on new Creed Taylor label (CTI), after several years spent on Atlantic Records. Freddie occurs in a wonderful quintet featuring Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter & Lenny White, all three from the legendary Miles Davis Second Great Quintet (1964-1969). Titles include a high level of Groove mixing Hard Bop (as evidenced the long opening song), Soul Jazz on Delphia with the subtle expressions from the fingering of Herbie on organ and Modal with the introduction of Red Clay. All tracks composed & arranged by Freddie Hubbard, recorded at studio Rudy Van Gelder, produced by Creed Taylor.

  •  Red Clay was covered in 2007 by the japanese jazz band Soil & Pimp' Session on their Pimpoint LP

Freddie Hubbard_trumpet
Joe Henderson_tenor saxophone, flute
Herbie Hancock_electric piano, organ
Ron Carter_bass, electric bass
Lenny White_drums

01. Red Clay
02. Delphia
03. Suite Sioux
04. The Intrepid Fox

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