Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Freddie Hubbard speaks

The arc of Freddie Hubbard’s music career was shaped profoundly by his move, during the 1970s, away from straight jazz to a more “commercial” funk/fusion style.

Jazz critics trashed him. And by the mid-’80s, Hubbard himself was expressing regrets.

Ben Sidran includes a frank conversation with Hubbard (from 1985) on his wonderful “Talking Jazz” CD set.

Click here to hear a 3-minute excerpt on my Vox blog.

R.I.P., Freddie.


bumpster said...

Mr. Hubbard was mellow in this piece. He was way more pissed off when I saw him. Long live bebop.

DeAngelo Starnes said...

That was a deep excerpt. I have to chew on it.