Friday, 7 April 2017

79th 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/BrassOlé ColtraneAscension), Wayne Shorter, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson and Tina Brooks, alto saxophonists Jackie McLean, Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy, pianists Andrew Hill and Herbie Hancock, and trombonist JJ Johnson
(Freddie Hubbard Sextet, “Bob’s place” [personnel: Hubbard, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Art Davis, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewoods Cliffs, NJ, US, 2 July 1962])
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