Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman; Great Reid Miles Covers (Part 1) Themed Installment Presented on 180g Vinyl LP
At the time that Freddie Hubbard recorded Hub-Tones in 1962, he had recently become a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He teams up with altoist-flutist James Spaulding for the first time on this album (they would have a group together a few years later) in a quintet also featuring Herbie Hancock. In addition to reinventing “You’re My Everything,” they perform four of the trumpeter’s originals. The music looks ahead to the future while always swinging hard. Whether caressing the melody of his heart-felt tribute to the recently deceased Booker Little “Lament For Booker” or sounding explosive on “Hub-Tones,” Hubbard is dazzling throughout, causing many sparks to fly and creating superb music. Hub-Tones also features one of Reid Miles’ most iconic album cover designs!
This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Herbie Hancock, piano
James Spaulding, alto saxophone & flute
Reggie Workman, bass
Clifford Jarvis, drums