Trumpet player Freddie Hubbard cemented a powerful reputation as a bebop & hard-bop player, but is also famous for playing on some of the most influential albums of the post bop era. Hubbard played the mellophone & trumpet working under local legends Wes & Monk Montgomery before moving to New York & becoming immersed with some of the city's finest, including Philly Joe Hones, Sonny Rollins, Slide Hampton, Eric Dolphy, Quincy Jones & J.J. Johnson.
Hubbard performed on many albums as both a leader & sideman. His recording “Ready For Freddie” established him as one of the most innovative & dynamic trumpet players alive. The follow-up, the critically acclaimed album “First Light,” not only won him his first Grammy Award, but secured both his jazz status & mainstream appeal.
Hubbard continued to impress audiences & other musicians, performing around the globe with legends such as Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones & Sonny Fortune, among many others. Known throughout his career as a passionate, yet bold & ferocious trumpeter, Hubbard constantly evolves and updates his style with a seemingly effortless poise, through his individual talent and powerful grace.
"He wasn't only the hardest working trumpeter in show business, he was also the best, with a gleaming, quicksilver sound that combined the brass of Louis Armstrong with the bebop power of Clifford Brown and the melodic grace of Miles Davis." - San Francisco Chronicle
Track listing includes:
UK 40 - One Of A Kind - First Light - There Is No Greater Love - Love Connection – Interview - One Of Another Kind - UK Forty-One
Release Date: 20 July 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English