Sunday, March 16, 2014

Freddie Hubbard - First Light

Year : 1971
Label : CTI
Genre : Jazz
Style : Post Bop, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fusion

The third CTI album of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, can be seen as the final part of a jazz trilogy incorporating his two previous albums, Red Clay and Straight Life, both recorded in 1970. For this masterpiece, Freddie recruited the great Don Sebesky, in charge of the arrangements and conducting string orchestra. The band features also the Creed Taylor's studio rhythm section with George Benson, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Richard Wyands, Airto Moreira and  Hubert Laws is added. Titles include Pop Sounds and Straight Ahead jazz as the superb title track & Funk version of the Paul McCartney' classic Uncle Albert/Admiral Hasley from his Ram LP (1971).

Freddie Hubbard_trumpet, fugelhorn
Hubert Laws_flute
Ron Carter_bass
George Benson_guitar
Richard  Wyands_piano
Jack DeJohnette_drums

01. First Light
02. Uncle Albert/Admiral Hasley
03. Moment To Moment
04. Yesterday's Dreams
05. Lonely Town

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