Freddie Hubbard - "Straight Life"

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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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years ago) Permalink

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