Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Blue Spirits’

Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Blue Spirits’ is his tenth album recorded on February 19 & 26, 1965, with Joe Henderson, Hank Mobley and McCoy Tyner.

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Track Listing : 1.Soul Surge (Freddie Hubbard) – 10:24 . 2.Blue Spirits (Freddie Hubbard) – 12:14 . 3.Outer Forces (Freddie Hubbard) – 09:35 . 4.Cunga Black (Freddie Hubbard) – 05:15 . 5.Jodo (Freddie Hubbard) – 07:07

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet . James Spaulding – Alto Saxophone, Flute . Kiane Zawadi – Euphonium . Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone On (1 – 4) . Harold Mabern – Piano On (1 – 4) . Larry Ridley – Bass On (1 – 4) . Clifford Jarvis – Drums On (1 – 4) . Big Black – Congas On (1 – 4) . Hank Mobley – Tenor Saxophone On (2 – 3 – 5) . Mccoy Tyner – Piano On (2 – 3 – 5) . Bob Cranshaw – Bass On (2 – 3 – 5) . Pete Laroca – Drums On (2 – 3 – 5)

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion

Recorded On February 19 & 26, 1965 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1965 By Blue Note.

 Freddie Hubbard

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allmusic
The set is comprised of five diverse Hubbard originals and, even though none of the songs caught on to become standards, the music is quite challenging and fairly memorable. […]

All About Jazz
Powerful solo statements are given by Joe Henderson and Harold Mabern and by the time you get to “Jodo” the creative voltage level goes up 200%. […]

TheJoeyTaylor @ RateYourMusic
I always knew this was good, but I never realised until I listened to it after a while how amazing this was. Unusual instruments like bongos, euphoniums, celestes, as well as a stellar cast of players (all of which, by the way, on their A game) makes this one of my favourite Blue Note records ever. […]

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