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Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
Bernard McKinney (euphonium)
Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)
McCoy Tyner (piano)
Art Davis (bass)
Elvin Jones (drums)
Recorded August 21, 1961 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Produced by Alfred Lion
Originally released as Blue Note BLP 4085 (mono) and BST 84085 (stereo)
"In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you've set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder's studio!" - Blue Note President, Don Was.
Ready For Freddie is a masterpiece and Hubbard's most iconic recording as a bandleader. Joined by an all-star lineup, Hubbard led a one-day session that yielded an album widely considered one of the greatest releases in jazz history. Ready For Freddie includes the standouts "Marie Antoinette" and "Weaver Of Dreams." This download is an absolute vital addition to your music library.
Reviews...a showcase for Hubbard's most refined writing and arranging, as the trumpeter transcends his remarkable technique to maintain a steely melodic focus. - JazzTimes