- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic 80108 (1983)
Description by OLDIES.com:
This original 1983 Atlantic album showcase both Hubbard's flugelhorn and sax playing; on it Hubbard embraces standards such as "Misty," "Whistling In The Dark," and a ten-minute version of "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes."
- 1.Sweet Return
- 3.Whistling Away The Dark
- 4.Calypso Fred
- 6.The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn); Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute); Joanne Brackeen (piano); Eddie Gomez (bass); Roy Haynes (drums); Hector Manuel Andrade (percussion).
Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York. Originally released on Atlantic Records (80108).
Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn, horns); Lew Tabackin (flute, alto flute, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Joanne Brackeen (piano); Roy Haynes (drums); Hector Andrade (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Todd Barkan.
Recording information: Atlantic Studios, New York, NY (06/13/1983/06/14/1983).
One of Freddie Hubbard's best albums since the early '70's, this quintet date finds him joined by quite an all-star lineup: Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, pianist Joanne Brackeen (who has many fine solos throughout the album), bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Roy Haynes. Highpoints include Hubbard's tender version of "Misty" (at the time he had a particularly lovely tone on fluegelhorn), Brackeen's "Heidi-B" and the quintet's rendition of the standard "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes." ~ Scott Yanow