Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!
After his great success as a new discovery through playing on tour and in the studio with Art Blakeys creative and inspirational group, the Jazz Messengers, Freddie Hubbard made a dozen LPs over 16 years for Blue Note and Impulse under his own direction.
It was no wonder then that a big record company made him a lucrative offer in autumn of 1966. All in all, Atlantic Records released six LPs and the very first, entitled "Backlash", is still the best of the bunch.
Three numbers by Freddie Hubbard, one by Bob Cunningham, and two by friends, provide the basis for a successful transition between hard bop and soul beat. Hubbard made high demands on his fellow musicians James Spaulding, Albert Dailey and especially the bass player Bob Cunningham and the drummer Ray Appleton because they had to cope with the ever-changing beat. Right from the very first note, it is obvious that Freddie Hubbard had Fats Navarro and Clifford Brown in his heart and fingers. All the titles are excellent. Of special note, however, is "Little Sunflower". The sound coloring of the flute harmonizes particularly well with Hubbards brass, and Ray Barrettos contribution is more than mere decoration. Youre certainly on the right track with this LP, no matter whether its the beginning of a Freddie Hubbard collection or a further contribution to a large jazz collection.
This Speakers Corner production was manufactured 100% analogously, with the use of the analogue mastertape and analogue mastering.
180g Virgin Vinyl
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Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, fluegelhorn
James Spaulding, flute, alto sax
Albert Dailey, piano
Bob Cunningham, bass
Otis Ray Appleton, drums
Ray Barretto, percussion
2. The Return Of The Prodigal Son
3. Little Sunflower
4. On The Que-Tee
5. Up Jumped Spring
6. Echoes Of Blue