Freddie Hubbard – Life Flight (1987/2014) [HDTracks 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard – Life Flight (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:46 minutes | 1,64 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | @ Blue Note Records

Life Flight is a later album by Freddie Hubbard and was recorded in 1987, when the trumpeter was 48 years old. Still in peak form, the album is an excellent example of Hubbard’s musicianship and mastery of his instrument.

This release captures the great trumpeter Freddie Hubbard at the age of 48 just before he began to decline. Hubbard is heard in excellent shape on two selections apiece with two separate bands. One group, a sextet with tenor-saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and guitarist George Benson, recalls the trumpeter’s glory days on CTI although the material (“Battlescar Galorica” and “A Saint’s Homecoming Song”) was of recent vintage. The other band, a quintet with tenor-saxophonist Ralph Moore, looks back toward his earlier Blue Note and Atlantic days; they perform two Hubbard originals (“The Melting Pot” and “Life Flight”). Overall this set (from an era when the veteran trumpeter was being overshadowed by Wynton Marsalis) gives listeners one of the last opportunities to hear Freddie Hubbard in peak form.

01 – Battlescar Galorica
02 – A Saint’s Homecoming Song
03 – The Melting Pot
04 – Life Flight

Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, flugelhorn
Larry Willis – piano, electric piano, synthesizer
Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone (tracks 1 & 2)
George Benson – guitar (tracks 1 & 2)
Wayne Braithwaite – electric bass (tracks 1 & 2)
Idris Muhammad – drums, tambourine (tracks 1 & 2)
Ralph Moore – tenor saxophone (tracks 3 & 4)
Rufus Reid – bass (tracks 3 & 4)
Carl Allen – drums (tracks 3 & 4)



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