Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blu-Spec CD of the Month - "Freddie Hubbard: First Light"

Blu-Spec CD of the Month
Freddie Hubbard: "Red Clay" (CTI KICJ 2332)

Rating: *****
Produced by Creed Taylor
Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder
Featuring: Herbie Hancock (Fender Rhodes & Hammond organ), Ron Carter (electric bass), Lenny White (drums) & Joe Henderson (tenor sax & flute)
Recorded January 27, 28 & 29, 1970, at Van Gelder Studios (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey)
Cover photo by Price Givens
Album design by Tony Lane

A jazz classic. Period.
Besides the title track, which became a contemporary jazz standard, includes three other great compositions by Hubbard: "Delphia" (dedicated to his mother, with Herbie moving to organ and Henderson playing flute), "Suite Sioux" and the explosive hard-bop "The Intrepid Fox."

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