FIRST LIGHT by FREDDIE HUBBARD

SKU38700
ArtistFREDDIE HUBBARD
TitleFIRST LIGHT
LabelCTI
Catalog #CTI 6013
Genre
ReleaseW 04 - 2007
FormatVinyl - USLP
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Description

Sweet early CTI work from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard -- the kind of groundbreaking electric jazz that really helped him find a new space in the 70s! The album follows strongly from Freddie's classic Red Clay set for CTI -- and like that one, it features extended tracks that build beautifully as they roll on -- taking Freddie's airy trumpet as the base, and layering in electric piano, flute, guitar, and percussion -- plus some wonderfully subtle strings -- used sparely, but in just the right way to underscore the wider vision of the record. Arrangements are by the mighty Don Sebesky -- and other players include George Benson on guitar, Hubert Laws on flute, Phil Kraus on vibes, and Airto on percussion -- plus Richard Wyands on the keys, making a rare CTI appearance here. Titles include a surprisingly great version of "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" which has some great breaks in the middle -- plus "First Light", "Moment To Moment", and "Yesterday's Dreams".

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