As most of you already know, Freddie Hubbard has passed away some days ago (Dec. 29), in the Sherman Oaks district of LA, where he was hospitated since he had a heart attack on Nov. 26. As everybody here at Martini&Jopparelli’s site use to love his music, we’d like to commemorate him in the only way we could do…re-uploading “First Light” album.
You can also listen to “Red Clay”, I’ve decided to share it with you cause there’s a strong funk sound throughout the album and that is a sound Mr. Hubbard would move more towards as the decade progressed.
The title track is a beautiful piece of music with Mr. Hubbard and saxophonist Joe Henderson perfectly melding their instruments together over the top of a slithering electric piano riff from Herbie Hancock.
We’ll miss you Freddie, rest in peace.
Freddie Hubbard – Red Clay
Freddie Hubbard – First Light