The Hub of Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard


The Hub of Hubbard is Freddie Hubbard’s 4-track album, recorded in 1969. We have it on Gold vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Gold
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Gatefold
label MPS
pressing location Optimal Media Production
release type Reissue
remastering details AAA

By the Numbers


1LP

format

1970

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

1000

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


A defining figure in jazz as a trumpet virtuoso and one of the leading trumpeters of all time, Freddie Hubbard recorded The Hub of Hubbard in Germany in 1969, right before the apex of his career and the success of his album First Light, which would eventually earn him a Grammy.

Spanning four tracks, the record permits fans of the world-class musician to peak into a spirited, unrestrained performance. The Hub of Hubbard features Hubbard’s bandmates Eddie Daniels (tenor saxophone), Roland Hanna (piano), Richard Davis (bass) and Louis Hayes (drums). A paragon of this era’s jazz, Hubbard’s trumpet is primarily placed at the forefront, but not without his bandmates also radiating with their respective solos.

Toeing across vibrancy, the album’s first two titles highlight the band’s technical proficiency and high-speed, stylistic playing; while the final two offerings compound into a low-tempo, almost pensive gaze at the instrumentalists. The Hub of Hubbard broadcasts Hubbard’s dynamic trumpet-playing, his evocative hard-bop style and glissandos, at a critical point of his career.

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