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Hub-Tones (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Freddie Hubbard Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 Jun 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00000IWW0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,987 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. You're My Everything (1999 Digital Remaster) (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 6:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Prophet Jennings (1999 Digital Remaster) (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 5:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hub-Tones (1999 Digital Remaster) (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 8:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lament For Booker (1999 Digital Remaster) (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 9:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. For Spee's Sake (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 - Remaster) 8:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You're My Everything (Alternate Take) (1999 Digital Remaster) (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 6:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hub-Tones (Alternate Take) (1999 Digital Remaster) (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 8:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. For Spee's Sake (Alternate Take) (1999 Digital Remaster) (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 7:540.99  Buy MP3 


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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By Adam Ventress VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Freddie Hubbbard is in some respects an unsung hero of jazz. He made key contributions to a remarkable number of classic jazz recordings in the early/mid 60s, including several albums with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Ornette Coleman's 'Free Jazz', Eric Dolphy's 'Out To Lunch,' Wayne Shorter's 'Speak No Evil,' and, for me, containing his best work of all, Herbie Hancock's 'Takin Off,' 'Empyrean Isles,' and 'Maiden Voyage.'
This, however is one of several albums he recorded as leader, on Blue Note, and is widely regarded as his best.
The album begins with a typical Hubbard performance on 'You're My Everything;' his sound is bright with a lovely warm tone and he plays lyrical phrases and fast flowing runs with equal skill. The title track is the most powerful performance on the album, a real tour de force, with Hubbard displaying great agility and range.
The standout track though, has to be 'Lament For Booker' dedicated to the late Booker Little who had been a contemporary trumpeter and friend of Hubbard's. The sound is unusual, with James Spaulding playing a backdrop on flute, over which Hubbard plays a poignantly beautiful and obviously heartfelt lament, featuring some of his most lyrical playing on record.
I would recommend this album to anyone who has appreciated Hubbard's playing on other artists' records, (and the likelihood is, if you have much of a jazz collection, he will faeture somewhere), or Hubbard fans who have missed this one so far. A very good album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hub 19 July 2011
By GlynLuke TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There`s a moment 49 seconds into the alternate take of the title track which made my heart skip a beat. Freddie Hubbard (1938-2010) does a musical backflip as he begins his solo that defies belief. The fact that it may have been unintentional (though I think the young whippersnapper knew exactly what he was doing) is neither here nor there, it`s this and the way he resolves it that takes your breath away.
It`s all too easy to take Hub (as he will hereon in be dubbed) for granted, so many records of this classic era does he appear on, usually as a sideman, but after hearing this wonderful, varied music, there`s no further excuse for undervaluing
this splendid, fluent, ubiquitous trumpeter.
Both versions of Hub-Tones are terrific, and this is one reissue from Blue Note (remastered beautifully as usual by Rudy Van Gelder) that benefits from its extras, if only for that heartstopping moment on track 7!
Lament For Booker is something special, an almost ten-minute ballad tribute from one great trumpeter to another, Booker Little, who died far too young - in 1961 at the age of 23, a year before this was recorded. Some lovely flute from James Spaulding helps no end.
The band Hub assembled for this sparkling date is a vintage one, and a mildly offbeat one too, with the mercurial Herbie Hancock uncharacteristically energetic (but boy, could Herbie swing when he decided to) and an occasionally pedantic Clifford Jarvis on drums. A name I barely knew, and, though inventive, not really a patch on the likes of Tyner, Elvin Jones or Joe Chambers, though he has his moments.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CD Review 9 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you're familiar with Freddie's playing and haven't got this one then remedy the omission right away.This was Freddie's most productive and inspired period and virtually all that he put down on tape is priceless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blue note 6 Mar 2013
By Malc B.
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Classic 1960s Blue Note jazz with Freddie Hubbard, a real trumpet master. Excellent sound with re-mastering by Rudy Van Gelder.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Hub-Tones 18 Feb 2001
By Michael B. Richman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In 1962, Freddie Hubbard was a full time member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, but he still had enough time to record three solo albums -- "The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard" for the Impulse label, and "Here To Stay" and "Hub-Tones" for Blue Note. While the former two derive a lot of their sound from that unmistakable Messenger style, "Hub-Tones" draws it feel from two of Hubbard's collaborations from a few years earlier -- "Free Jazz" and "Ole Coltrane." On "Hub-Tones," Hubbard utilizes the paths of freedom forged by Ornette and 'Trane, but stays grounded to the classic Blue Note sound. Joining Freddie on this October '62 session are James Spaulding (who unfortunately was never given the chance to record his own album for Blue Note, but was an important contributor to Grant Green's "Solid," Bobby Hutcherson's "Components" and Wayne Shorter's "Schizophrenia" among others) on alto sax and flute, Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and Clifford Jarvis on drums. Hubbard made many great albums for Blue Note, and "Hub-Tones" is as good as any of them.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars freddie at his best 24 Jun 1998
By romemusic@yahoo.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i've stolen more licks off this album than any other of freddie's numerous recordings. freddie is fiery, introspective, playful and endlessly inventive on this album. check the intro to hub tones: the atypical rhythmic patterns and interval leaps provide no clue that he's about to lay in an uptempo blues groove. the ensemble is tight and, more importantly, the feeling is there in every song. most impressive to me, however, is the contrast between the takes -- each solo is markedly different. given the amazing lines freddie plays, you are forced to acknowledge what a brilliant improviser he is. my only regret is that listening to this album makes me sad that he might stop playing altogether. freddie supposedly recently told sonny rollins (who told a friend of mine who told me) that he is going to give up playing the trumpet. if true, the world is losing one of the true masters of the instrument.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable romp by Mr. Hubbard. 16 Sep 2002
By Andy Williamson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you are a jazz fan this is one of those 'must have' albums that populates so many 'greatest albums' lists. Hub Tones is very enjoyable and very typical of Blue Note's esteemed 1950's and 60's output. "Prophet Jennings" and "Lament For Booker" are great tunes. Freddie sounds very warm and embracing in the latter especially. The back-up group here is solid as well, giving Freddie a solid foundation upon which to explore.
While this album is quite good, I can't quite place it at the highest level of Blue Note recordings. I've listened to it quite a bit since I purchased it and there seems to be something lacking. Don't ask me what that is, I'm not sure, but I can feel it. I still recommend this disc, I just can't lump it in with the best of the best.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hubbard's experimentation with modal music ala Kind of Blue 21 Mar 2006
By S M - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you like modal music found in Miles' Davis "Kind of Blue", with a touch of bebop or swing then get this underrated gem.

The cd is 66 minutes long and the alternate are different but just as good as the originals

Hubbard and pianist Herbie Hancock are in fine form that for the most part is a cutting session with one sweet tune.

Brillantly remastered and the alt takes come after the orignals.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hubbard deserves more recognition 18 Jun 2013
By Steve Veny - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very good recording, masterly playing. Hubbard recorded this album in 1962, but it still today sounds so fresh and new. Both compositions and performance are excellent. It is a joy to listen and re-listen it. A modern classic.
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