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Freddie Hubbard’s debut as leader “Open Sesame”

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Oh yes! This is a great Freddie Hubbard album to treasure and for three reasons. First of all, its his debut album as a leader. Secondly, he has the support from three monster Jazz musicians, Tina Brooks (Tenor Sax), McCoy Tyner (Piano), Clifford Jarvis (Drums) and Sam Jones on the Bass. Lastly, it’s Hard Bop at its very best, this album is ranked up there with all the greatest Jazz recordings. “Open Sesame” will be featured for a week or so, check the schedule link for play times. ENJOY!

About the album:

Open Sesame (1960) was Freddie Hubbard’s first record as a leader. If it was his only record it would be legendary, but within two years he had recorded four better ones. What raised the other records above Open Sesame was the drummers: Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, and Louis Hayes. There is nothing wrong with Clifford Jarvis—he swings, he interacts with the other players, and he fits the band’s conservative concept. But on his best records Hubbard fed off his drummer’s energy. That does not happen here.

According to the liner notes Tina Brooks was studying with Jackie McLean at the time of this session, and he does mirror McLean’s penetrating, bluesy sound. He solos with logic and passion but without McLean’s fire and edge. As a writer Brooks contributes the two best tunes of the session: “Open Sesame,” a close relative to Sonny Rollins’ “Airegin”, and “Gypsy Blue,” a blues that inspires Hubbard…….Read More

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