Monday, 7 April 2014

76th birthday of Freddie Hubbard

(Born 7 April 1938, Indianapolis, US)
Versatile trumpeter, composer, bandleader, occupies the trumpet chair of the influential Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers for most of the first-half of the 1960s, and plays in a number of seminal sessions in bands led by tenor saxophonists John Coltrane (especially Africa/Brass, Olé Coltrane, Ascension), Wayne Shorter, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson and Tina Brooks, alto saxophonists Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy, pianists Andrew Hill and Herbie Hancock, and trombonist JJ Johnson

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