Freddie Hubbard - "Straight Life"

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Never heard this or Red Clay for that matter. Will have to look it up at the library.

mcd (mcd), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 19:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

I don't know if I'd go as far as putting either up there with Miles's stuff, but they're great records.

Hurting (Hurting), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 19:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

6 years pass...

Red Clay is my favorite album on Earth tonight. To me, though, it's Herbie who steals the show. While everyone else is soloing, all I can hear is Herbie comping on the Rhodes (or, on one song, organ). Fantastic, perfect music. Can anyone recommend other stuff that Herbie did like this, in this sorta post-bop but pre-fusion setting?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 7 April 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Dude I just had Red Clay playing on iTunes and then Straight Life came on and I was all "What Grateful Dead jam is THIS?"

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol.
straight life is pretty rad, totally groovy.

tylerw, Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

Red Clay is my favorite album on Earth tonight. To me, though, it's Herbie who steals the show. While everyone else is soloing, all I can hear is Herbie comping on the Rhodes (or, on one song, organ). Fantastic, perfect music. Can anyone recommend other stuff that Herbie did like this, in this sorta post-bop but pre-fusion setting?

― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 7 April 2012 02:44 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilamanjaro, Water Babies, ESP
Joe Henderson - Power to the People
Milt Jackson - Sunflower

He's on some other CTI dates too, I haven't heard all of them.

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

You know what's another dope Freddie Hubbard CTI tune btw -- Sky Dive

i don't believe in zimmerman (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thanks Hurting. The only one of those I know is Miles', and I've weirdly been listening to a lot of Henderson lately (mostly Inner Urge), and Bags Meets Wes is another all time fave, so these are both going on 'the list.'

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Friday, 4 May 2012 10:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Can anyone recommend other stuff that Herbie did like this, in this sorta post-bop but pre-fusion setting?

search for the new land - lee morgan

also herbie's fat albert s/t alb is really funky, w/ herbie playing elec keyboard, and features some v. soulful and pretty trumpet from johnny coles

Ward Fowler, Friday, 4 May 2012 11:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

thanks to checking out some art blakey albums recently, I've bee on a huge freddie hubbard and lee morgan exploration. I am very happy to discover some great music.

nicky lo-fi, Friday, 4 May 2012 11:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

One thing I wish is that they would cut the bass solos in half, and give the extra time to the trumpet.

nicky lo-fi, Friday, 4 May 2012 11:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

^^^ shortened (or non-existent) bass solos are my wish on pretty much every jazz record ever (and I'm a bass player.)

A friend gave me his extra copy of Red Clay quite some time ago, and I have yet to play it; need to do that, it seems.

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

George Benson is also amazing on those Freddie Hubbard records.

My big complaint about CTI recordings actually is that they have too much swing on them. Swinging jazz sounds terrible the way Creed Taylor produced it. Every track should be proto-smooth-jazz, lite funk and ambient space jams.

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

would it be sacrilege to say i kinda like the live bonus track version of "red clay" on the CD reish more than the album version?

tylerw, Friday, 4 May 2012 16:13 (1 year ago) Permalink


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