Freddie Hubbard at CTI – a 21st Century Appraisal
Freddie Hubbard’s career took a conspicuous, and in some quarters, suspicious turn, when he signed with Creed Taylor’s CTI Records in 1970. David Brent Johnson’s feature on Indiana Public Media surveys Hubbard’s recordings from his CTI period, and sets forth the case that Hubbard expanded his art, rather than compromised it, with recordings like Red Clay – now more visibly, in the light of 21st century day, one of his classics.Read More
Freddie Hubbard Interview
This is a thoughtful and, as always, candid interview with Freddie Hubbard. Although his trumpet playing was equal parts beauty and bravura, his conversations were always guileless and completely honest.
-Michael CuscunaRead More
Freddie Hubbard: Another Killer Solo
This is a 1984 all-star Jazz Messengers reunion in Japan with Freddie, Curtis, Benny Golson, Walter Davis, Jr. and Buster Williams. I worked on a slew of these kinds of concerts with Art in the early ‘80s in the U.S., Europe and Japan. It was a great time to do this since so many great alumnae were still at the top of their game and the Jazz Messengers songbook was an endless list of great compositions.
-Michael CuscunaView Video