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Freddie Hubbard – Breaking Point

$38.00

Blue Note

Freddie Hubbard – Breaking Point

$38.00

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“One of the most exciting trumpeters of all time, Freddie Hubbard ranks right up there with Lee Morgan as the most vital trumpet player of the 1960s. An absolute powerhouse on his instrument, Freddie became renown for his fearless and fiery playing and his courageous and dramatic solos. Hubbard recorded many definitive albums for Blue Note during the first half of the '60s including the 1964 gem Breaking Point! which finds the jazz master leading a rock solid quintet that includes James Spaulding (alto saxophone/flute), Ronnie Mathews (piano), Eddie Khan (bass) and Joe Chambers (drums) on a powerful and progressive 5-song set of four of his own originals and the Chambers classic "Mirrors."” - Music Direct

“Hubbard had decided to leave Blakey's band to strike out on his own by the time he recorded Breaking Point (1964), an amazing recording (save one "filler composition). You can hear the trumpeter coming to grips with the diverse aesthetics surrounding him. The title track is an interesting and unique composition played with incredible skill and drama. It's like a meeting between the avant-garde and calypso. Free jazzers take note how accurately these ensemble lines are played. Almost as if part of a suite, "Breaking Point flows into "Far Away , which features the great flute work of James Spaulding. ” - All About Jazz

Musicians:

  • Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
  • Alto Saxophone – James Spaulding
  • Bass – Eddie Khan
  • Drums – Joe Chambers
  • Flute – James Spaulding
  • Piano – Ronnie Matthews

 


Item description:

Artist:

Freddie Hubbard

Title:

Breaking Point

Label:

Blue Note

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2015 | Original - 1964

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Hard Bop, Post Bop, Modal, Trumpet

Catalog No:

B0023034-01

Condition:

New