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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Freddie Hubbard - New Brunswick 1970

Here's the next one in my series of Hubbard shows, this one's the earliest I have. The CTI albums still lay ahead at this point, Hubbard is referring to his Atlantic album "The Black Angel" in his announcements.
The Blakey connection is still quite present here, with Cedar Walton on piano and his tune "Ugetsu" (title of a Riverside album of Blakey's), as well as Clare Fischer's "Pensativa", which appeared on what's maybe my all-time favourite Blakey album, "Free for All" - Hubbard is blowing the shit out of his trumpet on that one!

I just fixed the marks last night (or rather in the wee hours today), this is the final version (in my eyes), and I'm only sharing it here, as the older version (on which this one is based) is still active over on dime.

Freddie Hubbard Quintet
New Brunswick, NJ (USA), Rutgers University
Spring 1970

Freddie Hubbard - trumpet
Junior Cook - tenor sax
Cedar Walton - piano
Wayne Dockery - bass
Louis Hayes - drums

1. Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard) > Calypso Fred > Announcement by FH (18:49)
2. Ugetsu (Cedar Walton) 11:53
3. Pensativa (Clare Fischer) 15:04

1. Band Intros/Announcement by FH (0:57)
2. Spacetrack > Announcement by FH (22:15)
3. The Black Angel (16:24)
4. Eclipse (9:34) [Announcement by FH over p-intro]

TT: 94:59

Sound: A-
Lineage: soundboard -> Reel -> Reel ->Goldwave -> CDR
goody: dBpowerAMP > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender, Amplitude adjustment) > TLH (FLAC, sigs)
ubu: CDR > EAC (secure) > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Discovered flaws:

Discs are most likely reversed. I've left that alone, as I have no confirmation of this, but it seems likely, and inconsequential for a listening experience, (listen to Disc 2 first if you prefer,) although, archivally speaking, it should be noted.

D1T1 - 11:02-11:05 (time taken after pitch correction) - speed/pitch lowers, then raises back up. Cannot repair.

D1T3 - unknown time - various levels raised or lowered where necessary to smooth and even out a couple seconds of music by as much as +/-6db on seperate channels at similar times. Ending properly faded.

All other levels remain as they were originally found, leaving some of the mix uneven at times, but it seemed to me to be a more musical choice, or, the proximity to a mic could not be changed here, well after the fact. That's physics, folks!

No noise reduction was used by me. Live with the hiss.  

Pitch was approximately 34 cents flat throughout. 

goody - 11/26/05

:: ubu edits ::
mark CD1#1/2: +1:10.9
mark CD1#2/3: +0:07.7
deleted silence at end of CD1#3
separated CD2#1 from CD2#2
added fade-in at beginning of CD2#1
mark CD2#1/2: 0:44.9
mark CD2#2/3: 0:14.8
deleted silence at end of CD2#4

ubu - 01/03/09


ubu said...

The links will follow in a couple of hours, this really is fresh off the press!

ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:


chayjazz said...

Just found your blog by way of CIA...thanx for the great post!!! All I really search for nowadays are rare OOP recordings or bootlegs, so your blog is a godsend.

Keep on keepin' on...

ubu said...

Here's a discography:

nick said...

more more! though it's certainly not FH's finest moment, I dig the Black Angel album. can't wait to hear this! thanks yet again, ubu.

sasha said...

Many thanks for all these beautiful postings! It kinda reminds me how much great music-making just dissapears into the air..So having these windows into the past are so valuable..One reflection on the great man: He definately had his own concept going..Seems at times like a combination of the simple(child-like,nursery rhymes)and the highly sophisticated(outside playing,harmonic patterns)..

green said...

My goodness, what an amazing blog you've got here. thank you soooo much for these awesome posts. i really appreciate your hard work.

cvllos said...

Ubu, there's no way...
If you put Cedar leading a group, Jazz will happen. Mainly if it's his composiyion, like Ugetsu.
Thanks for this post.
Sound excelent!