Freddie Hubbard Ride Like The Wind
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Elektra 60029 (1982)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Simply put, Freddie Hubbard is one of the great jazz trumpeters of all time. His beautiful tone and his hard bop style made him one of the most influential jazz men of the early 70s. Originally released in 1982 on Elektra, Ride Like the Wind is a delightfully soulful album that perfectly demonstrates Hubbard's trumpet mastery.
- 1.Hubbard's Cupboard
- 2.This Is It
- 3.Condition Alpha
- 4.Ride Like The Wind
- 7.Two Moods For Freddie
Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn, horns); Gene Orloff (vocals); Dan Ferguson (guitar); Dorothy Reasen, Dorothy Remsen (harp); Gerald Vinci, Ronald Folsom, Marvin Limonick, Anatol Kaminsky, Stan Plumer, Frank Foster, Reginald Hill, Stanley Plummer, David Montagu, Robert Sushel, Stuart Canin, Nathan Ross, Sheldon Sanov (violin); Ron Cooper, Mary C. Lane, Ronald Cooper, Fred Seykoura, Raphael Kramer, Frederick Seykora (cello); Bill Perkins, Bob Tricarico, Bud Shank (flute, saxophone); Chuck Findley, Chuck Findly, Gary Grant (trumpet); Vincent DeRosa (French horn, horns); Bill Watrous (trombone); Tommy Johnson (tuba, horns); Bill Mays (keyboards); Bill Maxwell (drums); Jeff Porcaro, Joe Porcaro (percussion).
Liner Note Authors: Freddie Hubbard; Allyn Ferguson.
Photographer: Ron Slenzak.
Arranger: Allyn Ferguson.
Recorded in 1982 by Jeffrey Weber and arranger Allyn Ferguson, this live to two-track digital set showcases Freddie Hubbard in the company of two large bands -- one a brass group, the other a string orchestra -- both of which feature the same rhythm section. Ferguson wrote three tunes for the session, including the funky "Hubbard's Cupboard" and "Two Moods for Freddie" (which shifts gears from elegant and nocturnal to finger-popping contemporary electric jazz in the course of a couple of minutes); this pair opens and closes the album. The cover of Joe Zawinul's "Birdland" is reverent but swinging, and Hubbard's lone composition here, "Bridgitte," is a beautiful ballad that showcases the strings and Dan Ferguson's sweetly singing electric guitar and opens up into a midtempo groover. The title track is a cover of Christopher Cross' smash; it and Kenny Loggins' saccharine "This Is It" are less successful even if they are somewhat colorful -- there is only so much one can do to dress up mediocre pop songs. This isn't a great success like Hubbard's CTI albums were, but Ride Like the Wind nonetheless showcases the trumpeter in fine solo form. ~ Thom Jurek
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- Sales Rank: 1,300
- UPC: 090431659526
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