Here’s something I’ve been saving for a slow day–that is, a day when I haven’t prepared a new posting. It’s Freddie Hubbard in 1962 at age twenty-four, getting famous with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. To many, this was the Blakey band. It had Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, Reggie Workman and Hubbard. Watch for Blakey’s smile when Hubbard tears into the second chorus of his solo with that beautifully placed allusion to “Why Don’t You Do Right?”
It’s too bad this is cut short after Hubbard, but with YouTube, you take what you get.