Freddie Hubbard: First Light
Pure Pleasure CTI 6013
Format: 1LP 180g 33rpm / gatefold sleeve
Manufacturer: Pure Pleasure
Original label: CTI
Status: Back in stock soon
"First Light" - Freddie Hubbard (tp, fgh); (g); Richard Wyands (p); Hubert Laws (fl); Ron Carter (b); Phil Kraus (vib); Jack DeJohnette (dr); Airto Moreira (perc) and strings
Freddie Hubbard was one of the most prolific jazz trumpeters in the business. He played a hot and sassy horn! When he was teamed up with George Benson, Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter (just to name a few) on this one of many Creed Taylor-produced collaborations, he most deservedly won the Grammy!
The opening title song "First Light" has an ethereal beginning with a diverse arrangement. An unusual arrangement of Paul McCartney's "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" is most satisfying. Henry Mancini's "Moment To Moment" has a hauntingly sweet sound. "Lonely Town" is darkly complex.
There are many sides and moods to each of the songs within this original work. With stylish jazzy rhythms and rich orchestrations, this is THE Freddie Hubbard album to have!