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Friday, January 16, 2009

Freddie Hubbard - Redondo Beach 1983

Here's the final 1983 Freddie Hubbard show, the last part of one of NPR's long New Year's Eve live broadcasts, from Howard Rumsey's "Concerts By the Sea". Again I got this from dime and offer my thanks to the seeder there!

This is a fine show, though to be honest, there was a bit too much banter for my likings. And I'm about fed-up with hearing drunken Americans singing "Auld Lang Syne" as well, after several of these NPR broadcasts... But in between, there's some really fine playing by Freddie and his sympathetic band (once again with Billy Childs). Herbie Lewis of course is much-respected in this house, he turns up to name just one, on Bobby Hutcherson's classic (and classy) Blue Note album, "Stick Up!".

Sax player Bob Shepherd is another unknown-to-me musician, if you know more about him, post a comment please!

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Freddie Hubbard Quintet
Redondo Beach, CA (USA), Concerts By the Sea
December 31, 1983

Freddie Hubbard - trumpet & flugelhorn
Bob Shepherd - tenor sax
Billy Childs - piano, electric piano
Herbie Lewis - bass
Steve Houghton - drums
Ray Armando - percussion
Bernard Ighner - percussion, vocals on CD1#5, CD1#8

1. Radio Announcer Intro (1:31)
2. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (14:46)
3. Misty (Erroll Garner) 9:43
4. Freddie talk / Radio Announcer talk (set break) 1:25
5. last moments of 1983 (Freddie talk and crowd cheering) and Auld Lang Syne (3:24)
6. Super Blue (Ighner) 14:08
7. Freddie talk (0:57)
8. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers-Hart) 9:40
9. Announcer (0:17) (another set break)

1. Announcer and Howard Rumsey talk (2:03)
2. Announcer introduction final set (0:25)
3. One Of Another Kind (Freddie Hubbard) 16:09
4. Freddie talks (3:48)
5. Up Jumped Spring (Freddie Hubbard) 13:46
6. Freddie talk (band introductions) (3:12)
7. Announcer closing credits (over Auld Lang Syne) (3:51)

TT: 99:12

Sound: A
Lineage: WBUR FM radio > Sansui 8 reciever > unknown average quality cassette deck (dolby off) > Maxell XLII 90 min. cassettes > CD > CD extractor > FLAC 6 > torrentially yours


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

chayjazz said...

Just want to say thanks again for all of the Freddie shows. I'm lovin' it...

ubu said...

You're welcome! Glad people enjoy these Hubbard live recordings!

sasha said...

Great work here!! Keep 'em coming..Am loving it..Many thanks.

rick said...

My CD says Harold Land on tenor. I believe that's correct.

ubu said...

rick, alas there's so much talk and silly banter on this show that I'm quite sure the band as given above is correct...