Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
MMTC: Monk, Miles, Trane & Cannon
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Prior reviewer, too critical
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Had you listened to this album without knowing who they were, you would sit up, notice and ask who the performers were. I just wanted to react to the previous reviewer and counterbalance his claims. The album does not merit two stars only. The arrangements are lush and the supporting crew are exceptional. Overall it was a good performance. It may not be as groundbreaking compared to his previous work but it is still good nonetheless."
His sidemen are excellent; tunes are good; he sounds awful
Dave Lee | 06/25/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Hubbard is barely audible, his tone is terrible, he sounds tremendously stilted. It is a shame because the sidemen are so powerful and the tunes (covers of originals and the originals) are so well conceived (and executed by the sidemen) that this could be a great album. Hubbard truly sounds awful. I hate to say this about a trumpet player I love so much but a consumer should not be misled by Freddie's reputation (which definitely precedes him in this session). I don't know how the "Jazziz" reviewer can honestly declare that Freddie's trumpet shines. This was a major disappointment, particularly given the theme of the project."
Hubbard is not "himself"
Dave Lee | 12/31/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"as one reviewer mentioned, freddie hubbard sounds terrible.....don't know if he knew it, but this was shortly after freddie's lip injure, which he never fully recovered from, so that explains the demise of his sound...the rest of the recording is excellent"