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Great jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard dies at 70
Yahoo ^ | 12/30/2008 | John Rogers

Posted on 12/30/2008 11:34:49 AM PST by nickcarraway

Freddie Hubbard, the Grammy-winning jazz musician whose blazing virtuosity influenced a generation of trumpet players and who collaborated with such greats as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, died Monday, a month after suffering a heart attack. He was 70.

Hubbard died at Sherman Oaks Hospital, said his manager, fellow trumpeter David Weiss of the New Jazz Composers Octet. He had been hospitalized since suffering the heart attack a day before Thanksgiving.

A towering figure in jazz circles, Hubbard played on hundreds of recordings in a career dating to 1958, the year he arrived in New York from his hometown Indianapolis, where he had studied at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music and with the Indianapolis Symphony.

Soon he had hooked up with such jazz legends as Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley and Coltrane.

"I met Trane at a jam session at Count Basie's in Harlem in 1958," he told the jazz magazine Down Beat in 1995. "He said, `Why don't you come over and let's try and practice a little bit together.' I almost went crazy. I mean, here is a 20-year-old kid practicing with John Coltrane. He helped me out a lot, and we worked several jobs together."

In his earliest recordings, which included "Open Sesame" and "Goin' Up" for Blue Note in 1960, the influence of Davis, Chet Baker and others on Hubbard is obvious, Weiss said. But within a couple years he would develop a style all his own, one that would influence generations of musicians, including Wynton Marsalis.

"He influenced all the trumpet players that came after him," Marsalis told The Associated Press earlier this year. "Certainly I listened to him a lot. ... We all listened to him.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: jazz; music; obituary

1 posted on 12/30/2008 11:34:49 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Great? Was he on Bubble Gum cards? How can you say someone is great if they’re not on Bubble Gum cards?


2 posted on 12/30/2008 11:58:48 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nickcarraway

He also played on “Zanzibar” off of Billy Joel’s “52nd St.” album.


3 posted on 12/30/2008 12:03:12 PM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: massgopguy
Here's your bubble gum card...

They used to call them album covers.

4 posted on 12/30/2008 12:16:01 PM PST by shineon
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To: nickcarraway
Freddie Hubbard was a true giant of jazz. A good sampler of his classic Blue Note albums is this CD. To hear him in a more fusion vein, try Red Clay.
5 posted on 12/30/2008 12:18:04 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian; nickcarraway
Nobody played Red Clay like Freddie Hubbard. I got to hear him live once in an outdoor concert in Santa Barbara in the early '80s. To say he was fabulous would be an understatement.

Sorry to hear about this loss to jazz music.

6 posted on 12/30/2008 12:28:40 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: nickcarraway

Maynard Ferguson, another great jazz trumpeter died a couple of years ago. It’s tough to see these greats leave us.

It was said after Maynard Ferguson passed away, that up in heaven it appears Gabriel will now have to play 2nd chair.


7 posted on 12/30/2008 12:33:51 PM PST by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: nickcarraway

While I am more partial to Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham, Freddy was awesome. He is the trumpet guy on Bill Evans’ 2 quintet records (the interplay sessions)

great stuff and a huge loss.


8 posted on 12/30/2008 1:06:15 PM PST by dmz
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Eric Dolphy’s seminal recording Out to Lunch with Freddie , Bobby Hutcherson , Richard Davis and a young Tony Williams on drum a must-have .


9 posted on 12/30/2008 3:00:20 PM PST by sushiman
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To: nickcarraway

RIP.


10 posted on 12/30/2008 3:37:37 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: nickcarraway; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; Titan Magroyne; Cheapskate; ...
Godspeed; good rest,
In peace, be blessed.
C'ya on the other side Freddie.
Watermelon Man
~ Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Dexter Gordon, Billy Higgins & Butch Warren ~







11 posted on 12/30/2008 3:56:11 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: Drumbo

Bummer...lost another good jazz-man. Thanks for the ping, Drumbo


12 posted on 12/30/2008 4:12:52 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: dmz
Freddy was awesome. He is the trumpet guy on Bill Evans’ 2 quintet records (the interplay sessions)

Hey, thanks!

Bill Evans is proof that God exists.

13 posted on 12/30/2008 6:53:56 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: dmz

“Thanks” because now I know what to add to my Bill Evans collection. Kind of like shoes (I’m female) and money — you can’t have too much of it.


14 posted on 12/30/2008 6:55:42 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: Finny
Bill Evans is proof that God exists

Yeah - Intelligent design...
And lot's of soul : )

15 posted on 12/30/2008 7:42:32 PM PST by shineon
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To: dmz

I was into Mr Brown back in the day too!


16 posted on 12/31/2008 7:09:11 AM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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