Ilhan Mimaroglu, Arif Mardin, and Joel Dorn share producer duties on these archival Atlantic albums from the 1970's. The first album (subtitled "A Fantasy For Electromagnetic Tape") contains compelling interpretations of poetry set to music. Stand-out tunes on "Echoes" include "Backlash" and "Latina."
2 LPs on 2 CDs: SING ME A SONG OF SONGMY (1971)/ECHOES OF BLUE (1976).
SING ME A SONG OF SONGMY composed by Ilhan Mimaroglu.
Personnel includes: Freddie Hubbard (spoken vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn); Arif Mardin (conductor, organ); Mary Ann Hoxworth, Nha-Khe, Charles Grau, Gungor Bozkurt (spoken vocals); James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute); Benny Maupin (tenor saxophone, flute); Junior Cook (tenor saxophone); Kiwani Sawadi (trombone, euphonium); Howard Johnson (tuba); Kenny Barron (piano); Art Booth, Herbie Lewis (bass); Louis Hayes, Freddie Waits (drums); Roman Broadus (congas).
Originally released on Atlantic.
Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn); James Spaulding (flute, alto saxophone); Bennie Maupin (flute); Junior Cook (tenor saxophone); Kiane Zawadi (trombone, euphonium); Howard Johnson (tuba); Kenny Barron (piano); Ilhan Mimaroglu (synthesizer); Frederick Waits, Otis Ray Appleton, Louis Hayes (drums); Ray Barretto (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Ilhan Mimaroglu.
Recording information: Regent Sound STudios, New York, NY.
Arrangers: Ilhan Mimaroglu; Freddie Hubbard.
In 2001, Collectables released Sing Me a Song of Songmy/Echoes of Blue, which combined two albums by Freddie Hubbard on a two-disc set -- Sing Me a Song of Songmy (1971) and Echoes of Blue (1976), both originally issued on Atlantic. ~ Tim Sendra