Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Freddie Hubbard R.I.P.
ANOTHER LEGEND DIES....
An Amazing muician, sampled by the likes of Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock and Cl Smoth, Souls Of Mischief, Black Sheep, Masta Ace etc. Basicly if you ve ever listened to 90's hip hop then you've listened to this man...RIP
Freddie Hubbard died today at Sherman Oaks Hospital as a result of a heart attack suffered in late November. His name might not blow up the same marquee lights as that of the late Eartha Kitt, whom we lost on Christmas Day, but anyone who cultivates even a passing interest in jazz certainly knows Hubbard's swift, mercury-smooth trumpet sound, whether they realize it or not.
A sideman for Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey, Hubbard did some of his most masterful work with the '60s avant-garde crowd, including Eric Dolphy's "Out to Lunch," John Coltrane's "Ascension" and Ornette Coleman's masterful group improvisation "Free Jazz." Perhaps as a result of such a track record, Hubbard's recordings as a band leader may have been a bit overshadowed, but his soul-jazz leaning '70s work on "Red Clay" and "Straight Life" are well worth investigating.
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