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Chaka Khan, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White – Echoes Of An Era (1982/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Chaka Khan, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White – Echoes Of An Era (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 48:47 minutes | 1,73 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Elektra/Asylum Records
Recorded: 1981–1982, Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles

Echoes of an Era is an album by American R&B/jazz singer Chaka Khan, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, released in 1982 on Elektra Records.

Echoes of an Era sees Khan interpreting jazz standards like Thelonious Monk’s “I Mean You” and Duke Ellington’s “Take the ‘A’ Train”, as well as “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most”, “All of Me”, and “I Loves You Porgy”. The album was originally not released as a Chaka Khan studio album (who was signed to Warner Bros. Records at the time) but as a band collaboration under the moniker Echoes of an Era and with all six performers credited on the album cover.

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Freddie Hubbard – Sky Dive (1973/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard – Sky Dive (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:43 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © CTI Records
Recorded: October 4–5, 1972 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Sky Dive is the twentieth album recorded in 1972 by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was his fourth album released on Creed Taylor’s CTI label and features performances by Hubbard, Keith Jarrett, George Benson, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira and Ray Barretto.

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Freddie Hubbard – Polar AC (1975/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard – Polar AC (1975/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:26 minutes | 1,5 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © CTI Records
Recorded: September 16, 1971 (#1), April 12, 1972 (#2-3), October 4–5, 1972 (#4), ca. 1973 (#5) at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of an album recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album’s got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and introspective, but no less open-minded and electrically charged. The assortment of players is all top-shelf – with Billy Cobham, Airto, Lennie White, George Cables, Hubert Laws, and George Benson all backing Freddie up on the set – and titles include a great take on “People Make the World Go Round”, plus “Naturally”, and “Son of Sky Dive”, which grooves just like its papa!

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Freddie Hubbard – Keep Your Soul Together (1973/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard – Keep Your Soul Together (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:38 minutes | 1,43 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © CTI Records
Recorded: October 5, 23 1973, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Keep Your Soul Together is an album recorded in 1973 by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was his fifth studio album released on Creed Taylor’s CTI label and features performances by Hubbard, Junior Cook, George Cables, Aurell Ray, Kent Brinkley, Ron Carter, Ralph Penland and Juno Lewis.

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Freddie Hubbard – First Light (1971/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard – First Light (1971/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:11 minutes | 1,35 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © CTI Records
Recorded: September 1971 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

In the pantheon of jazz trumpeters, Freddie Hubbard stands as one of the boldest and most inventive artists of the bop, hard-bop and post-bop eras. Although influenced by titans like Miles Davis and Clifford Brown, Hubbard ultimately forged his own unique sound – a careful balance of bravado and subtlety that fueled more than fifty solo recordings and countless collaborations with some of the most prominent jazz artists of his era.
After a series of strong releases on Blue Note and a stint with the Jazz Messengers in the ’60s, Hubbard enjoyed his greatest popular success in the 1970s with a series of crossover albums on Atlantic and CTI Records. His early ‘70s jazz albums for CTI – Red Clay (1970), Straight Life (1970) and First Light (1971) – were particularly well received with the latter taking home a Grammy for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance.
First Light finds the trumpeter joined by guitarists Eric Gale and George Benson, pianists Herbie Hancock and Richard Wyands, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette and percussionist Airto Moreira amidst elegant string arrangements by Don Sebesky, a first for Hubbard thus the title. From the sizzling title track to a melodic take on Paul and Linda McCartney’s “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” to a lovely rendition of the Mancini/Mercer standard “Moment To Moment,” First Light is first-rate.

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Freddie Hubbard – The Body & The Soul (1963) [Analogue Productions 2010] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Freddie Hubbard – The Body & The Soul (1963) [Analogue Productions 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:18 minutes | Scans included | 1,53 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 719 MB

The second of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s two Impulse albums features the 25-year old in three separate settings. He is heard along with a tenor-saxophonist backed by strings (“Skylark,” “I Got It Bad” and “Chocolate Shake” are all given beautiful treatments), with a 16-piece band and in a septet with Eric Dolphy and Wayne Shorter. This well-rounded and highly recommended showcase shows why Freddie Hubbard was considered the top trumpeter to emerge during the early ’60s.

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Freddie Hubbard – Hub-Tones (1963) [Analogue Productions 2011] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Freddie Hubbard – Hub-Tones (1963) [Analogue Productions 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:13 minutes | Scans included | 2,48 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,14 GB

Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard teams up on record with James Spaulding (who doubles on alto and flute) for the first time on this excellent set, with the assistance of pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Clifford Jarvis. The quintet performs four of the trumpeter’s originals (including “Lament for Booker” and the title cut) plus an advanced version of the standard “You’re My Everything.” John Coltrane’s modal music was starting to influence Hubbard’s conception and his own playing was pushing the modern mainstream ahead without really entering the avant-garde.

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Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw – The Eternal Triangle (1987/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw – The Eternal Triangle (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:41:47 | 1,59 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records
Recorded directly to 2 tracks digital on the Mitsubishi X-80 tape machine at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, on June 11-12, 1987.

No one should consider the pairing of great jazz trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw akin to oil and water. Both are on fire, defer to each other’s personalized sound, and swing hard with fervor, supported by an equally talented band featuring the always wondrous pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Ray Drummond, and drummer Carl Allen. The X factor is alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, fresh off a stint with Miles Davis, who rounds out the overall sound and contributes a vital harmonic element to the double-edged swords Hubbard and Shaw wield. The eight tracks are balanced between originals by the co-leaders and compositions from their revered predecessors, all molded into straight-ahead, no-nonsense hard bop. Shaw’s famous “Moontrane” and lesser-known “Tomorrow’s Destiny” are shining examples of how to modernize tried and true bop themes, the former a memorable hard-charging number with the brass players shadowing each other in full, rich dialog, the latter cleanly moving from inventive spatial modal tones to calypso and bebop with seamless acumen. Hubbard’s “Down Under” challenges the soul shuffle precept with some great harmonic content from the three horns, while the neglected “Nostrand and Fulton” moves from beats of four, five, and six with seeming magical cues that fool you until you listen a second or third time. Lee Morgan’s “Calling Miss Khadija” contains much spirit in a modal 6/8 framework; Kenny Dorham’s “São Paulo” uses flutter and trilled unison lines effectively with melodic long tones and tuneful notes within the spaces; and the straight Sonny Stitt bopper “The Eternal Triangle” simply steams ahead with Hubbard, Shaw, and Garrett like a passenger train. Little Benny Harris wrote the closer, “Reets and I,” for Bud Powell, and on this session the band does nothing to diminish its impact. What Miller brings to this group cannot be discounted, a presence in terms of support, but also one who is clearly having a ball inventing chords and substituting his own harmonic flourishes, clearly inspired by his cohorts. This group toured sporadically, giving live audiences a stretched-out taste of what these two brilliant musicians were capable of dishing out in their later — but still formative — years. You’d be hard-pressed to find another pairing of great jazz trumpeters that made music as spectacular as is heard on this essential recording, perfect or fans, students, or those who simply love a hard-swinging, boldly played brass horn or two. –Michael G. Nastos

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Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw – Double Take (1985/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw – Double Take (1985/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:43:57 | 1,66 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records
Recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 21 and 22, 1985.

This compelling album marked the first of two historic collaborations in the 1980s from trumpet innovators Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. In addition to the two starring trumpeters, the session features alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassists Cecil McBee and Ray Drummond and drummer Carl Allen.

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Freddie Hubbard – The Night Of The Cookers, Vol. 1 (1965/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard – The Night Of The Cookers, Vol. 1 (1965/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:42 minutes | 1,74 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: ProStudioMasters | © Blue Note Records

On The Night of the Cookers, Freddie Hubbard plays with Lee Morgan, James Spaulding, Harold Mabern, Jr., Larry Ridley, Pete LaRoca and Big Black. Recorded on April 9 & 10, 1965 and released that same year, the album has been described as “one of the most compelling documents of a live band in full flight” (Maxwell Chandler, Jazz Police).

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