Fastball: Live at the Left Bank

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
This previously unreleased 1967 concert features Freddie Hubbard leading a quintet that includes tenor saxophonist Bennie Maupin, pianist Kenny Barron whose playing is somewhat muffled much of time and he is plagued by an obviously out of tune instrument, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Freddie Waits. All of the tracks are extended blowing sessions for the group, especially featuring the leader's rapid-fire trumpet solos. Highlights include the bossa nova "Pensativa," a stunning arrangement of "Willow Weep for Me," and Hubbard's lively post-bop composition "Bob's Place." The overall performances more than make up for the erratic fidelity of this nonprofessional recording, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
This previously unreleased 1967 concert features Freddie Hubbard leading a quintet that includes tenor saxophonist Bennie Maupin, pianist Kenny Barron whose playing is somewhat muffled much of time and he is plagued by an obviously out of tune instrument, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Freddie Waits. All of the tracks are extended blowing sessions for the group, especially featuring the leader's rapid-fire trumpet solos. Highlights include the bossa nova "Pensativa," a stunning arrangement of "Willow Weep for Me," and Hubbard's lively post-bop composition "Bob's Place." The overall performances more than make up for the erratic fidelity of this nonprofessional recording, so fans of Freddie Hubbard will definitely want to pick up this CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2005
  • Label: Sin-Drome Records
  • UPC: 825005933227
  • Catalog Number: 9332
  • Sales rank: 103,792

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pensativa (16:54)
  2. 2 Echoes of Blue (10:34)
  3. 3 Crisis (12:31)
  4. 4 Willow Weep for Me (10:03)
  5. 5 Bob's Place (13:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freddie Hubbard Primary Artist, Trumpet
Bennie Maupin Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Lewis Bass
Frederick Waits Drums
Kenny Barron Piano
Technical Credits
Joel Dorn Producer, Liner Notes
Gene Paul Mastering
Doc Pomus Liner Notes
Jennifer A. Munson Digital Editing
Vernon Welsh Engineer
Page Simon Graphic Design
Oliver Wasow Cover Photo
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