Saturday, January 1, 2011

Vinyl Reissue of the Month - "Freddie Hubbard: Red Clay"

Vinyl Reissue of the Month
Freddie Hubbard: "Red Clay" (CTI/Sony Masterworks) 2010

Produced by Creed Taylor
Engineered (recorded & mixed) by Rudy Van Gelder
Recorded on January 27, 28 & 29, 1970 at Van Gelder Studios
Cover Photo by Price Givens
Album Design by Tony Lane

Includes four great tunes composed by Hubbard: "Red Clay" (which gained tremendous popularity and became his signature song), "Delphia" (a gorgeous ballad dedicated to his mother, with Hancock using organ and Henderson playing flute), "Suite Sioux" and the hard-bop theme "The Intrepid Fox."
Featuring: Herbie Hancock (Fender Rhodes electric piano & Hammond organ), Ron Carter (electric bass & acoustic bass), Lenny White (drums) & Joe Henderson (tenor sax & flute).
Reissue produced by Richard Seidel
Vinyl cutting by Ray Janos @ Sterling Sound, NYC

Besides Hubbard's landmark "Red Clay," which became an instant contemporary jazz classic, Sony Masterworks is also releasing 180-gram vinyl LP reissues of 3 other classic CTI items using the original gatefold sleeve designs accompanied with digital download cards: Stanley Turrentine’s "Sugar," Eumir Deodato's "Prelude" and George Benson's "White Rabbit."

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