Freddie Hubbard : Hub Cap

Freddie Hubbard : Hub Cap


Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone, Julian Priester (trombone), Cedar Walton (piano), Larry Ridley (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)

Blue Note 4073

Analogue Productions Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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1 - Hub Cap
2 - Cry Me Not
3 - Luana
4 - Osie Mae
5 - Plexus
6 - Earmon Jr.

Recorded on April 9, 1961, at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Freddie Hubbard arrived in New York in 1960 and set the jazz scene on its ear with a gorgeous tone, perfect technique and great ideas. This was his third album in less than a year and it yielded several masterpieces including the title tune and a powerful reading of Randy Weston's "Cry Me Not."

Hub Cap is a logical expansion of the quintet format and follows on from stellar Hubbard releases, Open Sesame and Going Up. exhilarating, fizzling with energy, smoking three-brass section (Hubbard, Heath and Priester) gives tremendous textures and tonal range, free enough not suffer “death by arranging”, as happens when a brass section is over- orchestrated. Priester’s trombone is used to great effect to define the lower register whilst Hubbard’s bright tone sparkles over the top. Great bop and if anything, ahead of its time.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray at AcousTech, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.