Freddie Hubbard First Light Jazz Music CD Review

One word describes the CD First Light from Freddie Hubbard... AWESOME!

It's a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I'm more than happy to announce that’s exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all, with each song standing tall on it's own.

Jazz music fans will recognize some of the well known contributors on the project including George Marge and Romeo Pengue plus a few other notables as well.

Listen to First Light and I believe you’ll find there's not much to dis-like about it. The songs are inspired, the production is simply outstanding, and Freddie Hubbard is clearly in top form. So much so that if you're even mildly into Jazz music you'll enjoy this CD.

While this entire CD is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 3 - Moment To Moment, track 5 - Lonely Town, and track 6 - Fantasy In D.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [ in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 1 - First Light. This is a great track!

First Light Release Notes:

Freddie Hubbard originally released First Light on October 25, 1990 on the CTI/CBS label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. First Light 2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey 3. Moment To Moment 4. Yesterday's Dreams 5. Lonely Town 6. Fantasy In D - (bonus track)

Personnel includes: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn); Ray Alonge, James Buffington (French horn); Romeo Penque (flute, clarinet, oboe English horn); George Marge (flute, clarinet); Wally Kane (flute, bassoon); Hubert Laws (flute); Margaret Ross (harp); Phil Kraus (vibraphone); Richard Wyands (piano); George Benson (guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Jack DeJohnette (drums); Airto Moreira (percussion). Producer: Creed Taylor. Reissue producer: Didier C. Deutsch. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey from September 14-16, 1971. Includes liner notes by Didier C. Deutsch.

By: Clyde Lee Dennis

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