Freddie Hubbard – First Light
"There are many sides and moods to each of the songs within this original work. With stylish jazzy rhythms and rich orchestrations, this is THE Freddie Hubbard album to have!"
Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
Freddie Hubbard was one of the most prolific jazz trumpeters in the business. He played a hot and sassy horn! When he was teamed up with George Benson, Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter (just to name a few) on this one of many Creed Taylor-produced collaborations, he most deservedly won the Grammy!
The opening title song "First Light" has an ethereal beginning with a diverse arrangement. An unusual arrangement of Paul McCartney's "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" is most satisfying. Henry Mancini's "Moment To Moment" has a hauntingly sweet sound. "Lonely Town" is darkly complex.
There are many sides and moods to each of the songs within this original work. With stylish jazzy rhythms and rich orchestrations, this is THE Freddie Hubbard album to have! By Beverly Praiswateron
Review: February 2018
Side 1: 1. First Light 2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
Side 2: 1. Moment To Moment 2. Yesterday’s Dreams 3. Lonely Town
Personnel: Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, fluglehorn / George Benson, guitar / Ron Carter, bass / Jack DeJohnette, drums / Hubert Laws, flute / Richard Wyands, piano / Jane Taylor, bassoon / Charles McCracken, George Ricci, cello / Wally Kane, flute, bassoon / George Marge, flute, clarinet / Romeo Penque, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet / James Buffington*, Ray Alonge, French horn / Margaret Ross, harp / Airto Moreira, percussion / Phil Kraus, vibraphone / Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi, viola / David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Irving Spice, Joe Malin, Matthew Raimondi, Paul Gershman, Tosha Samaroff, violin
Produced by Creed Taylor
Arranged by Don Sebesky
CTI Records – CTI 6013
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