- Released: October 4, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Blue Note Records
- 3.Up Jumped Spring
- 4.Prophet Jennings
- 5.Lament for Booker
- 6.Breaking Point
- 8.Melting Pot
Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Freddie Hubbard; James Spaulding (flute, alto saxophone); Hosea Taylor (alto saxophone); Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Bernard McKinney (euphonium); Ronnie Mathews, Cedar Walton (piano); Clifford Jarvis, Joe Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey (drums); Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner (piano); Elvin Jones (drums); Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers.
Liner Note Authors: Freddie Hubbard; Richard Seidel.
Recording information: The Renaissance, Hollywood, CA (11/06/1960-03/05/1966); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (11/06/1960-03/05/1966).
This excellent compilation features a range of tracks from Freddie Hubbard's 1960s work for Blue Note. The trumpeter selected the cuts himself (covering both his solo work and recordings made with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), and also wrote the liner notes. Hubbard was one of the best and most technically advanced trumpet players of the era, and his skills are on beautiful display throughout. While it does not represent his outstanding CTI recordings from the early '70s, ARTIST SELECTS is a fine sampler of Hubbard's invariably superb Blue Note work.