Saturday, February 11, 2012

Freddie Hubbard - Black Angel


Year : 1970
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Fusion, Free, Hard Bop

His last album (the fourth) for Atlantic Records recorded in 1969 and introducing the fusion period of Freddie Hubbard. The line-up feature incredible quintet with Louis Hayes, Reggie Workman (bassist for John Coltrane), the young Kenny Barron has his beginnings, James Spaulding and cuban player Carlos Potato Valdes. Titles include free improvisations, Miles Davis' influence (Bitches Brew), avant garde Jazz (Spacetrack), original composition of Kenny Barron (The Black Angel), the Modal Coral Keys by Walter Bishop Jr., Post Bop and Soul Jazz (Gittin' Down). All tracks composed by Freddie Hubbard except those mentionned.

Freddie Hubbard_trumpet
Kenny Barron_piano & electric piano
Reggie Workman_bass
Louis Hayes_drums
Jimmy Spaulding_alto saxophone & flute
Carlos "Potato" Valdes_congas & maracas

01. Spacetrack
02. Eclipse
03. The Black Angel
04. Gittin' Down
05. Coral Keys
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