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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1975
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.91
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] achieves the right balance between edgy, exploratory fusion and commercial intent."


  • 1.Camel Rise
  • 2.Black Maybe
  • 3.Baraka Sasa
  • 4.Crisis
  • 5.Ebony Moonbeams
  • 6.Too High

Product Description:

Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn, horns); Dean Parks (guitar); Jules Chaiken (steel guitar, strings); Jules Chaikin (strings); Ernie Watts (flute, bass flute, saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Junior Cook (flute, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Pete Christlieb (bass clarinet, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Pete Christleib (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Dick Hyde, George Bohannon, George Bohanon, Richard Hyde (trombone); George Cables (piano, electric piano); Joe Sample (Clavinet, organ, keyboards); Ian Underwood (ARP synthesizer); Kent Brinkley (bass instrument); Harvey Mason, Sr. , Ralph Penland (drums); King Errisson (congas); Carmelo Garcia (timbales, percussion); Victor Feldman (percussion).
Recording information: 04/29/1974-05/02/1974.
Arranger: Dale Oehler.
One of Freddie Hubbard's few decent efforts during his very commercial period with Columbia, this 1974 LP found his quintet (with tenor-saxophonist Junior Cook and keyboardist George Cables) joined by a small orchestra and a string section. Fortunately these six performances (particularly "Crisis," "Ebony Moonbeams" and Stevie Wonder's "Too High") are given fairly creative treatment. The leader/trumpeter is in good form and there is solo space given to Ernie Watts (on bass flute, soprano and flute) and tenorman Pete Christlieb in addition to the quintet members.

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  • UPC: 664140304826
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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