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30 December 2008

Freddie Hubbard, RIP

Jazz legend Freddie Hubbard died yesterday, at the untimely early age of 70.

Mr. Hubbard had a long and very prolific career, and the selection that follows--recorded in 1962, when Mr. Hubbard was in his early twenties--is by no means meant to denigrate his later work. But it really, really cooks.

This clip (an excerpt, unfortunately) is Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, playing the Bobby Timmons-penned classic Moanin', featuring Freddie Hubbard on trumpet; Art Blakey, drums; Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Cedar Walton, piano; and Reggie Workman, double bass.

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