Freddie Hubbard – Keep Your Soul Together (1973/2016) [e-Onkyo FLAC 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.

Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s CTI recordings have long been underrated and a bit downgraded by writers who get them confused with his much commercial output for Columbia. For this LP (not yet reissued on CD) Hubbard is heard in fine form on four of his originals (highlighted by “Spirits of Trane”) with a septet that includes tenor-saxophonist Junior Cook, keyboardist George Cables, guitarist Aurell Ray, either Kent Brinkley or Ron Carter on bass, drummer Ralph Penland and Juno Lewis on percussion. The music is sometimes funky but definitely creative jazz with Hubbard heard during his prime period. —AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

1 Brigitte 9:11
2 Keep Your Soul Together 9:56
3 Spirits Of Trane 9:11
4 Destiny’s Children 10:20

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Junior Cook, tenor saxophone
George Cables, electric piano
Aurell Ray, guitar
Kent Brinkley, bass
Ron Carter, electric bass
Ralph Penland, drums
Juno Lewis, percussion