Freddie Hubbard records ‘Ready for Freddie’ with Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner et al (1961)

Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Ready for Freddie’ is his fourth album recorded on August 21, 1961 with Bernard McKinney, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Art Davis and Elvin Jones and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Arietis (Freddie Hubbard) – 06:41 . 2.Weaver Of Dreams (Jack Elliott, Victor Young) – 06:35 . 3.Marie Antoinette (Wayne Shorter) – 06:38 . 4.Birdlike (Freddie Hubbard) – 10:15 . 5.Crisis (Freddie Hubbard) – 11:33


Francis Wolff

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet . Bernard Mckinney – Euphonium . Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Art Davis – Double Bass . Elvin Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Bob Blumenthal – Liner Notes . Micaela Boland – Art Direction . Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Cover Photo

Recorded On August 21, 1961 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1961 By Blue Note.

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100 Greatest Jazz Albums
As Freddie Hubbard explained to Nat Hentoff in an interview for his liner notes to “Ready For Freddie”: “So far as I can put it into words……. the way in which I’m most interested in going is Coltrane-like. I mean different ways of playing the changes so that you get a wider play of colors and of the emotions that those colors reveal.” […]

allmusic
Hubbard’s sidemen all play up to par and this memorable session is highly recommended; it’s one of the trumpeter’s most rewarding Blue Note albums. […]

All About Jazz
“Birdlike (a blues in F, later renamed “Byrdlike ) and “Crisis are two of his best known compositions and justifiably so; tuneful, unique and concise, they provide vehicles for great solo… […]

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