Sunday, June 07, 2009

McCoy Tyner Trio with Freddie Hubbard - Hamburg, Germany - 1986-06-18

Freddie Hubbard with the McCoy Tyner Trio at The Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany, June 18, 1986...

I so want to love this set. The sound of the recording is pristine and McCoy is in fine form (leading his trio at the time with Avery Sharpe and Louis Hayes) but I have to say...I just don't think Hubbard delivers the goods. I don't think his tone or his overall playing measure up. His problems have been well documented.

I have seen other reviews online praising this show and I am open to hearing from folks with better ears for Freddie than I have...

So why is this worth downloading? McCoy's support of Hubbard on the first track, Neoterra, and the Trio's soloing throughout...

Set:

1. Neoterra (25:49)
2. Island Birdie (17:17)
3. What Is This Thing Called Love? (9:45)

Download:
Freddie Hubbard with the McCoy Tyner Trio at The Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany, June 18, 1986