Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw – Double Take (1985/2014) [Qobuz 24bit/192kHz]

Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw – Double Take (1985/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:43:57 | 1,66 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records
Recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 21 and 22, 1985.

This compelling album marked the first of two historic collaborations in the 1980s from trumpet innovators Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. In addition to the two starring trumpeters, the session features alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassists Cecil McBee and Ray Drummond and drummer Carl Allen.

Other than their joint appearance as sidemen on Benny Golson’s Time Speaks in 1983, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw had never recorded together before Double Take. At this point in their evolution, Hubbard still gets the edge (his range is wider and he cannot be surpassed technically). Although Shaw tended to play more harmonically sophisticated lines and is remarkably inventive, they are both trumpet masters. Their meeting on Double Take was more of a collaboration than a trumpet battle; in fact, the brass giants only trade off briefly on “Lotus Blossom.” -Scott Yanow

1 Sandu 4:25
2 Boperation 4:51
3 Lament For Booker 6:19
4 Hub-Tones 6:18
5 Desert Moonlight 7:59
6 Just A Ballad For Woody 5:26
7 Lotus Blossom 8:12

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn
Woody Shaw, trumpet
Kenny Garrett, alto saxophone, flute
Mulgrew Miller, piano
Cecil McBee, bass
Carl Allen, drums



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