Freddie Hubbard’s ‘First Light’ is an album featuring string arrangements by Don Sebesky and recorded on September 14, 15 & 16, 1971.
Track Listing : 1.First Light (Freddie Hubbard) – 11:05 . 2.Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (Paul Mccartney) – 08:17 . 3.Moment To Moment (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 05:43 . 4.Yesterday’S Dreams (Norman Martin, Don Sebesky) – 03:55 . 5.Lonely Town [From On The Town] (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) – 07:00 . 6.Fantasy In D (Cedar Walton) – 06:55
Musicians : Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet, Flugelhorn . Jack Dejohnette – Drums . Ron Carter – Bass . Richard Wyands – Piano . George Benson – Guitar . Airto Moreira – Percussion . Herbie Hancock – Fender Rhodes . Phil Kraus – Vibraphone . Hubert Laws – Flute . Wally Kane – Flute, Bassoon . George Marge – Flute, Clarinet . Romeo Penque – Flute, English Horn, Oboe, Clarinet . Jane Taylor – Bassoon . Ray Alonge – French Horn . James Buffington – French Horn . Margaret Ross – Harp . David Nadien – Violin . Paul Gershman – Violin . Emanuel Green – Violin . Harold Kohon – Violin . Joe Malin – Violin . Gene Orloff – Violin . Matthew Raimondi – Violin . Tosha Samaroff – Violin . Irving Spice – Violin . Alfred Brown – Viola . Emanuel Vardi – Viola . Charles Mccracken – Cello . George Ricci – Cello
Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer
Recorded On September 14, 15 & 16, 1971 At Van Gelder Studio.
Released In 1971 By Cti.
While Red Clay and Straight Life are both fine albums, First Light is the one that connects on all levels — and it did with the jazz-buying public as well. A masterpiece. […]
All About Jazz
While the trumpet titan continued to record for Creed Taylor’s imprint after this session, the work that followed First Light never fully measured up to his earlier successes for the label. […]
bigfootpegrande @ RateYourMusic
I think First Light is one of the most accessible albums from this period and style with its warm, intensly mellow textures. Title track is definitely the best thing on the album; the subtle bossa-nova vibes brewing beneath the layers of modal rhythmic patterns or the light Latin-tinged flute sound that’s close to Chick Corea’s early work with Return To Forever. […]