Wednesday, December 31, 2008

RIP Freddie Hubbard

Jazz legend Freddie Hubbard passed away on Monday aged 70. Freddie is known for having recorded literally hundreds of tracks with the likes of Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderley, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and many others. His worked earned him Grammy awards and his playing influenced generations of trumpet players who held him awe due to his blazing virtuosity and unmistakable tone. Those of you who remember as fondly Pepe Bradock's genius track Deep Burnt as I do will recognize the opening strings to Freddie's awesome Little Sunflower, a record that I am playing as loud as I can here in my hotel room in Mountain View in honour of the great man. RIP.

Freddie Hubbard - Little Sunflower

Pepe Bradock - Deep Burnt

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