Freddie Hubbard: Hub Cap (2003)
Freddie Hubbard leads a particularly talented sextet on this reissue. Four of the six compositions are Hubbard originals; two numbers were composed by Cedar Walton, and the marvelous "Cry Me Not" was penned by Randy Weston. The title track opens the disc, showing off Hubbard's flexibility and range in hard bop terrain. The pace shifts when the group leads into the modal ballad "Cry Not For Me," where Freddie Hubbard delivers some beautiful triplet lines in his solos. This number bears repeated listening.
This long-awaited CD from Freddie Hubbard's discography deserves your attention and makes a fine addition to your collection.
Track Listing: I. Hub Cap (5:14) II. Cry Not For Me (4:45) III. Luana (10:03) IV. Osie Mae (6:52) V. Plexus (9:01) VI. Plexus [alternate take](9:08) VII. Earmon Jr. (6:16)
Personnel: Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone Cedar Walton, piano; Larry Ridely, bass; Phillly Joe Jones, drums
Record Label: Blue Note Records