Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard came up at the height of the hard bop movement in the late 1950s and became instrumental in free jazz movement in the 1960s and fusion in the ’70s. His second recording was on John Coltrane’s The Believer in late 1958, and from then on Hubbard was in strong demand. His critical recordings in the 1960s include Ornette Coleman’s Double Quartet, Oliver Nelson’s The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Dexter Gordon’s Doin’ Allright, Coltrane’s Africa Brass, Herbie Hancock’s Takin’ Off and Maiden Voyage, Art Blakey’s Free For All, Eric Dolphy’s Out to Lunch, Wayne Shorter’s Speak No Evil, Bobby Hutcherson’s Diologue and many albums under his own name, most notably Red Clay.

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Here are three new videos of Hubbard in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s that went up at YouTube in recent months:

Here’s Hubbard with Kenny Drew, Memphis Slim, J.J. Johnson and Ben Webster in Molde, Norway, in 1967…

Here’s the Freddie Hubbard Quintet in Paris in 1973, featuring Junior Cook (ts), George Cables (elec. piano), Kent Brinkley (b) and Michael Carvin (d)…

And here’s the Freddie Hubbard Quintet in 1985 featuring Hubbard (flugelhorn), Kenny Garrett (as), Mark Templeton (p), Ira Coleman (b) and Carl Allen (d)…


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