Monday, December 29, 2008

Freddie Hubbard (1938-2008)

Sad news from the Associated Press:

Freddie Hubbard, the Grammy-winning jazz musician whose style influenced a generation of trumpet players and who collaborated with such greats as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, died Monday, a month after suffering a heart attack. He was 70.
Here, via YouTube, is a sample of Freddie Hubbard's musicianship, a performance of "Body and Soul," with McCoy Tyner (piano), Avery Sharp (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums). Keep listening: it's "Body and Soul," for real.

comments: 1

Crritic! said...

Thanks Michael, I missed this. The name Freddie Hubbard always brings forth the memory of Herbie Hancock's 'Maiden Voyage' for me. What fluid, acrobatic trumpet playing! This is a real loss.