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Black Angel
     

Black Angel

by Freddie Hubbard
 
Freddie Hubbard released The Black Angel in the same year as the landmark Miles Davis album Bitches Brew. Its obvious Hubbard wanted to appeal to the emerging crossover rock/jazz crowd of the era. The presence of bop, however, still permeated Hubbard's playing, unlike Miles who had long since dropped the form. The opening Hubbard composition "Spacetrack"

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Freddie Hubbard released The Black Angel in the same year as the landmark Miles Davis album Bitches Brew. Its obvious Hubbard wanted to appeal to the emerging crossover rock/jazz crowd of the era. The presence of bop, however, still permeated Hubbard's playing, unlike Miles who had long since dropped the form. The opening Hubbard composition "Spacetrack" contains fiery avant garde interplay between Hubbard, James Spaulding on alto and Kenny Barron's electric piano. Thanks to Spaulding and bassist Reggie Workman, much of the playing here maintains intensity. The other Hubbard penned originals, "Gittin Down" is an urgent hard swinging boogaloo and the ballad "Eclipse" features Spaulding on flute and Barron on piano. "Coral Keys" written by Walter Bishop, Jr. and Barron's "Black Angel" have a Latin tinge highlighted by Spaulding's soaring flute and the congas of Carlos "Patato" Valdes. An enjoyable session leaving the impression Hubbard was preparing to take a different musical direction.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2006
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431675021
catalogNumber:
6750
Rank:
149446

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddie Hubbard   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Louis Hayes   Drums
James Spaulding   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Kenny Barron   Piano,Electric Piano
Reggie Workman   Bass
Carlos "Patato" Valdes   Conga,Maracas

Technical Credits

Walter Bishop   Composer
Gil Fuller   Producer
Charles Mingus   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Liner Notes
Freddie Hubbard   Arranger,Composer
Bob Liftin   Engineer
Donald Elfman   Producer
Claude Nobs   Liner Notes,Re-Release Coordinator
Scott Paul   Engineer
Loring Eutemey   Cover Design,Cover Art
Joel Brodsky   Cover Photo
Urs Tschuppert   Booklet Design
Thierry Amsallem   Re-Release Coordinator
Yves Bigot   Liner Notes
Andree Buchler   Re-Release Coordinator
Eddie Williams   Liner Notes

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