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.