Freddie Hubbard - First Light - 180g LP

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Freddie Hubbard - First Light - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

ORG Music - ORGM-2006 / CTI 6013 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered by Bernie Grundman - Pressed at Pallas Germany

2000 Copies Numbered Limited Edition 

This ORG Music reissue, mastered and cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Pallas in Germany, also features stunning sound. It's an essential LP for any fan of jazz trumpet - theAudiobeat
 
Freddie Hubbard entered Creed Taylor’s studio for the third time in 1971 with the express purpose of making a record radically different from anything he’d cut before; he was looking for it to use electricity and to be out of the soul-jazz mold, but was also more ambitious and wanted to push that envelope and himself. Taylor and Hubbard assembled a band that included Herbie Hancock, Eric Gale, George Benson, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, and Richard Wyands.
The album is part of a loose trilogy including his two previous records, Red Clay and Straight Life. Now available in its essential form, First Light was mastered from original analog tapes and pressed on 180gram audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas.
 
"The result is a masterpiece of textured sound, gorgeously far-flung charts, sweet, tight grooves, a subtle mystic feel, and some of Hubbard's most exciting playing ever." -Thom Jurek, allmusic.com
 
Never one to take lyricism for granted, trumpeter and composer Freddie Hubbard entered Creed Taylor's studio for the third time in 1971 with the express purpose of making a record radically different from anything he'd cut before; he was looking for it to use electricity and to be out of the soul-jazz mold, but was also more ambitious and wanted to push that envelope and himself. Taylor and Hubbard assembled a band that included Herbie Hancock on Rhodes, guitarists Eric Gale and George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Airto Moreira on percussion, and Richard Wyands on acoustic piano to back him. The band was also supported by the truly ethereal and adventurous string arrangements of Don Sebesky (a first for Hubbard).
The result is a masterpiece of textured sound, gorgeously far-flung charts, sweet, tight grooves, a subtle mystic feel, and some of Hubbard's most exciting playing ever. The title track and Hubbard's ingenious read of Paul and Linda McCartney's "Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey," as well as Leonard Bernstein's "Lonely Town," are so in the pocket that they bleed soul. Benson's uncharacteristically edgy guitar playing juxtaposed against Hubbard's warm tone, and Hancock's beautifully modal Rhodes lines that are drenched with big, open, minor chord voicings, are simply made more illustrious and graceful by Sebesky's strings. While Red Clay and Straight Life are both fine albums, First Light is the one that connects on all levels -- and it did with the jazz-buying public as well. A masterpiece.
 
Musicians:
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn
Herbie Hancock, Fender Rhodes
Eric Gale, guitar
George Benson, guitar
Ron Carter, bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Airto Moreira, percussion
Richard Wyands, piano
 
Selections:
1. First Light
2. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
3. Moment to Moment
4. Yesterday's Dreams
5. Lonely Town
6. Fantasy in D
 
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