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Black Angel
Freddie Hubbard
Black Angel
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Japanese Limited Edition Issue of the Album Classic in a Deluxe, Miniaturized LP Sleeve Replica of the Original Vinyl Album Artwork.

      
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All Artists: Freddie Hubbard
Title: Black Angel
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Release Date: 4/11/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923853824

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Japanese Limited Edition Issue of the Album Classic in a Deluxe, Miniaturized LP Sleeve Replica of the Original Vinyl Album Artwork.

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Freddie makes his horn bark
Curtiss Clarke | Calgary, Alberta Canada | 07/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sadly Hub has passed on but what a legacy he's left behind. In spite of all the unfortunate press that Freddie Hubbard received about his later records for the Columbia label, the critics have demonstrated once again that the guys they knock on the most are the ones who get the last laugh. Case in point.

Certainly Freddie recorded his most adventurous and interesting material before 1980 but what the hell - that's 20 years of fine music, and this one, "Black Angel", from 1970 is stuck right in the middle of that time zone. Forget about the period cover art; sure this babe is beautiful but so is the music. All 3 of Hub's Atlantic sessions are absolutely pure hard bop/funk jazz and get to the music immediately.

Freddie Hubbard had one of the best tones in jazz. His horn could bark sharp and clear like a clarion. On this session you get lots of that. The sidemen don't get any better either. Kenny Barron (playing some electric), Hub's usual reed player James Spaulding, Reggie Workman bass, and Louis Hayes drums, spell a prime working band to support Freddie.

Of course the song agenda does not disappoint, particularly Walter Bishop Jr's latin-flavoured "Coral Keys", and Hub's 16-minute opener "Spacetrack" (remember this was just a few months after Apollo 11). Freddie Hubbard could play it all, but play it his own way, every time. Jazz has lost a titan. Look out for the music companies to begin releasing the box sets now that Hub is gone, but isn't it always that way. Buy this one; you're going to have it in your player lots.

Four stars only because of the relatively short playing time (45 mins). Weren't there any outtakes? Well maybe not. Freddie nailed it right the first time.


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