Saturday, June 19, 2010

Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame

Freddie Hubbard's inaugural record as a leader is also the first in series of stellar, stellar records he put on on Blue Note in the '60s. Just an amazingly vital run.

There's only one original composition on the set (Hub's Nub) but it is a scorcher.

The lineup on Hubbard's records would improve as time went on (especially the drum slot) but start at the beginning and get a taste of what was to come.

Tracks: Open Sesame; But Beautiful; Gypsy Blue; All or Nothing at All; One Mint Julep; Hub's Nub

Personnel: Freddie Hubbard: trumpet; Tina Brooks: tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner: piano; Sam Jones: bass; Clifford Jarvis: drums

Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame