Freddie Hubbard – Ready For Freddie (1961/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:59 minutes | 1,77 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet
Ready For Freddie is Hubbard’s 1961 masterpiece and most iconic recording as a bandleader. Joined by an all-star lineup, which includes Bernard McKinney, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Art Davis and Elvin Jones, the album is widely considered one of the greatest releases in jazz history. Ready For Freddie includes the standouts “Marie Antoinette” and “Weaver Of Dreams.” Ready For Freddie is an absolute vital addition to your music library.
Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard really came into his own during this Blue Note session. He is matched with quite an all-star group (tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Art Davis, and drummer Elvin Jones in addition to Bernard McKinney on euphonium), introduces two of his finest compositions (“Birdlike” and “Crisis”), and is quite lyrical on his ballad feature, “Weaver of Dreams.” Hubbard’s sidemen all play up to par and this memorable session is highly recommended; it’s one of the trumpeter’s most rewarding Blue Note albums.
01 – Arietis
02 – Weaver Of Dreams
03 – Marie Antoinette
04 – Birdlike
05 – Crisis
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Bernard McKinney – euphonium
Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
McCoy Tyner – piano
Art Davis – double bass
Elvin Jones – drums