Freddie Hubbard – Here To Stay

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“Here To Stay” is a fine and early example of Freddie Hubbard, then aged only 24, as a fully formed imaginative voice in jazz. The band – Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Cedar Walton (piano); Reggie Workman (bass); Philly Joe Jones (drums) – offers an ideal platform; all these musicians except Philly Joe Jones were working together at the time with Freddie Hubbard in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the understanding they had developed shows. But it is Freddie Hubbard’s trumpet playing that really impresses; no wonder that his inventiveness on the instrument is still so admired today. “Here To Stay” is a very welcome addition to the Freddie Hubbard catalogue and is highly recommended.

Tracklist

01. Philly Mignon
02. Father And Son
03. Body and Soul
04. Nostrand and Fulton
05 .Full Moon and Empty Arms
06. Assunta

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