Freddie Hubbard Ready For Freddie (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition) 180g LP
Freddie Hubbard Ready For Freddie (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition) 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Blue Note
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Freddie Hubbard Ready For Freddie (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition) 180g LP

Freddie Hubbard

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SKU:
UNILP96791
UPC:
602435967912

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!
180g Vinyl LP!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes!
Pressed At Optimal!

The Indianapolis-born trumpeter Freddie Hubbard introduced his prodigious talent on Blue Note Records with a run of remarkable albums recorded thru the early 1960s. At first rooted firmly in hard bop, Hubbard began to broaden his approach on his masterwork Ready for Freddie, recorded in August 1961. "The way in which I'm most interested in going is Coltrane-like," Hubbard told liner note writer Nat Hentoff. Hubbard had recorded with Coltrane earlier in the year on the saxophonist's Atlantic album Olé Coltrane and Africa/Brass for Impulse. Hubbard further explained, "I mean different ways of playing the changes so that you get a wider play of colors."

To paint with those colors Hubbard assembled a band that included three musicians from Coltrane's orbit: bassist Art Davis, pianist McCoy Tyner, and drummer Elvin Jones. The date also marked the first collaboration between Hubbard and Wayne Shorter, a startlingly original saxophonist and Hubbard's soon-to-be bandmate in The Jazz Messengers when the trumpeter replaced Lee Morgan in Art Blakey's flagship band later that year on seminal Blue Note albums including Mosaic and Buhaina's Delight. Rounding out the unique sextet on Ready for Freddie is Bernard McKinney on euphonium, a mellow-toned brass instrument that enhanced the ensemble's tonal palette.

The album opens with Hubbard's sprightly tune "Arietis," a nod to his astrological sign Aries, before down-shifting into the sublime ballad "Weaver of Dreams," a stunning performance by Hubbard where both his brilliant tone and awe-inspiring technical command of his horn are on full display. Following Shorter's jaunty tune "Marie Antoinette," the band pays homage to Charlie Parker with Hubbard's fleet-footed tune "Birdlike." The album comes to a close with the expansive and explosive "Crisis," a Hubbard original that sought to capture some of the simmering tensions of the early-1960s.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

...[O]ne of the trumpeter's most rewarding Blue Note albums.
-Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com, 5/5 stars

Features

  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Analog Tapes
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany

Musicians

Freddie Hubbard trumpet
Bernard McKinney euphonium
Wayne Shorter tenor sax
McCoy Tyner piano
Art Davis bass
Elvin Jones drums

Selections

Side A:

  1. Arietis
  2. Weaver Of Dreams
  3. Marie Antoinette

Side B:

  1. Birdlike
  2. Crisis
Description

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!
180g Vinyl LP!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes!
Pressed At Optimal!

The Indianapolis-born trumpeter Freddie Hubbard introduced his prodigious talent on Blue Note Records with a run of remarkable albums recorded thru the early 1960s. At first rooted firmly in hard bop, Hubbard began to broaden his approach on his masterwork Ready for Freddie, recorded in August 1961. "The way in which I'm most interested in going is Coltrane-like," Hubbard told liner note writer Nat Hentoff. Hubbard had recorded with Coltrane earlier in the year on the saxophonist's Atlantic album Olé Coltrane and Africa/Brass for Impulse. Hubbard further explained, "I mean different ways of playing the changes so that you get a wider play of colors."

To paint with those colors Hubbard assembled a band that included three musicians from Coltrane's orbit: bassist Art Davis, pianist McCoy Tyner, and drummer Elvin Jones. The date also marked the first collaboration between Hubbard and Wayne Shorter, a startlingly original saxophonist and Hubbard's soon-to-be bandmate in The Jazz Messengers when the trumpeter replaced Lee Morgan in Art Blakey's flagship band later that year on seminal Blue Note albums including Mosaic and Buhaina's Delight. Rounding out the unique sextet on Ready for Freddie is Bernard McKinney on euphonium, a mellow-toned brass instrument that enhanced the ensemble's tonal palette.

The album opens with Hubbard's sprightly tune "Arietis," a nod to his astrological sign Aries, before down-shifting into the sublime ballad "Weaver of Dreams," a stunning performance by Hubbard where both his brilliant tone and awe-inspiring technical command of his horn are on full display. Following Shorter's jaunty tune "Marie Antoinette," the band pays homage to Charlie Parker with Hubbard's fleet-footed tune "Birdlike." The album comes to a close with the expansive and explosive "Crisis," a Hubbard original that sought to capture some of the simmering tensions of the early-1960s.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

...[O]ne of the trumpeter's most rewarding Blue Note albums.
-Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com, 5/5 stars

Features

  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Analog Tapes
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany

Musicians

Freddie Hubbard trumpet
Bernard McKinney euphonium
Wayne Shorter tenor sax
McCoy Tyner piano
Art Davis bass
Elvin Jones drums

Selections

Side A:

  1. Arietis
  2. Weaver Of Dreams
  3. Marie Antoinette

Side B:

  1. Birdlike
  2. Crisis
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
68.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Freddie Hubbard
Title
Ready For Freddie
Composer
Additional Artists
Art Davis, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Wayne Shorter
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
08-27-2021
Release Date
10-21-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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