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Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame

Read "Open Sesame" reviewed by Chris May

Blue Note's two 180gm vinyl-reissue series--Blue Note 80 and Tone Poet--continue on their enigmatic going on erratic, but mostly magnificent paths. Tone Poet is billed as the audiophile option but, on a fairly limited sampling of both series, there seems to be little, if anything at all, separating the two in audio terms. The key difference ...

Open Sesame

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Open Sesame; But Beautiful; Gypsy Blue; All Or Nothing At All; One Mint Julep; Hub's Nub.

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Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame

Read "Open Sesame" reviewed by Craig Jolley

Open Sesame (1960) was Freddie Hubbard’s first record as a leader. If it was his only record it would be legendary, but within two years he had recorded four better ones. What raised the other records above Open Sesame was the drummers: Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, and Louis Hayes. There is nothing wrong with Clifford ...

Open Sesame

Label: Black Lion
Released: 1960


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