R.I.P. Freddie Hubbard

. . . one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time passed away today.

Among Freddie Hubbard's fine recordings is his unforgettable solo on the title track to Herbie Hancock's album Maiden Voyage (1965, Blue Note Records). In the same period he also contributed some highly innovative playing to Eric Dolphy's landmark avant garde album Out to Lunch (1964). In recent decades, some of Freddie Hubbard's great recordings have been from live performances in Japan with the group V.S.O.P.

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Michael Reed said...

Freddie Hubbard, one of the greatest influences in the jazz trumpet idiom.

Sociomusicology said...

Thank you, Michael. What are your favorite albums that Freddie played on? There are some great jazz musicians and jazz festivals in Finland, and I understand that Freddie enjoyed coming here to perform.