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CD Details

  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album: Atlantic 1501 (1967)

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A reissue of Freddie Hubbard's long out-of-print 1967 Atlantic album, "High Blood Pressure." Freddie Hubbard's distinctive playing is witnessed on "I Can't Let Her Go," "True Colors" and "Latina."


  • 1.I Can't Let Her Go
  • 2.Latina
  • 3.High Blues Pressure
  • 4.A Bientot
  • 5.True Colors
  • 6.For B.P.

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Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn); James Spaulding (flute, alto saxophone); Bennie Maupin (flute, tenor saxophone); Kiane Zawadi (trombone, euphonium); Howard Johnson (tuba); Kenny Barron, Weldon Irvine (piano); Herbie Lewis (double bass); Freddie Waits, Louis Hayes (drums); Roman "Dog" Broadus (congas).
Freddie Hubbard may be the quintessential hard bop/modern jazz trumpet player. HIGH BLUES PRESSURE was recorded in 1967 for Atlantic Records, but style-wise it might well be a Blue Note session--and a very fine one at that. Hubbard's tone is big, brash, fiery and blues-inflected. The wailing solos by Bennie Maupin and the under-rated James Spaulding match the intensity of the fire that Hubbard generates.
The program consists of very melodic, earthy hard-bop originals, with touches of "Sidewinder"-like funk (Weldon Irvine's "Can't Let Her Go") and just-south-of-the-border pop-Latin music ("Latina"). The title song is so catchy with its easy, loping groove one wonders why it wasn't a hit single. Unlike some jazz albums from this period, PRESSURE features great ensemble playing to go with the excellent solos--no tiresome "theme/solos/theme" or "me soloist, you back-up" stuff. This disc comes highly recommended to Acid jazz fans, die-hard Blue Note bop buffs, acoustic jazz newcomers and Hubbard fans alike.
Collectables Records

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 10,505
  • UPC: 090431652428
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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