Freddie Hubbard records ‘Straight Life’ with Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, George Benson , Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette et al (1970)

Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Straight Life’ is a soul/funk influenced jazz album recorded on November 16, 1970 with Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, George Benson , Ron Carter, Jack Dejohnette and more and released in January 1971 By Cti.

Track Listing : 1.Straight Life (Hubbard) – 17:30 . 2.Mr. Clean (Weldon Irvine) – 13:37 . 3.Here’S That Rainy Day (James Van Heusen , Johnny Burke) – 05:17

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Musicians : Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet, Flugelhorn . Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone . Herbie Hancock – Electric Piano . George Benson – Guitar . Ron Carter – Bass . Jack Dejohnette – Drums . Richard Landrum – Drums, Percussion . Weldon Irvine – Tambourine

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Mark Wilder – Mixing . Jen Wyler – Assistant Engineer . Tom Curly Ruff – Mastering

Package : Steve Futterman – Liner Notes . Chuck Stewart asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On November 16, 1970 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In January 1971 By Cti.


Tenor player Joe Henderson also plays around the cusp between freedom and melodic ingenuity, while Hancock and guitarist George Benson keep the whole thing cooking and refuse to let the groove flag in any way. […]

Jazzbo Notes
But just as much as the individual contributions of these jazz giants on their solo spots, what intrigues about Straight Life is the way these tunes shift like a kaleidoscope. The soloists aren’t merely blowing, ignoring what’s going on underneath them. They respond to the ideas being expressed by the rhythm section and visa versa. […]
This is an album that you simply do not hear enough about in the world of post-1970 jazz. Originally recording in November of 1970, it’s got a very unique sound, while still cuing up memories of other recordings. It’s also got an amazing lineupand 3 top-notch tunes. […]


Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Straight Life’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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