Weekend Extra: Hubbard’s “Stardust”/”Body And Soul”

In this video clip, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen introduces Freddie Hubbard, who chooses the verse of one imperishable ballad to set up the chorus of another, to NHOP’s evident bemusement. It may be from may be Danish television in the late 1960s, but DailyMotion provides no information about the origin of this rather misty clip. If you know, please tell us by way of the comments link below.
Hubbard is stunning in his flugelhorn range and lyricism on his final time through the bridge of the tune.


  1. says

    It’s from a BBC TV series from either ’82 or ’83 – NHOP had different guests each week (others included Michael Brecker and Tommy Smith) and had the same house band you see here – Gordon Beck (piano), Philip Catherine (guitar) and Jon Christensen (drums).
    Can’t imagine a series like this being done on mainstream British television now………..

  2. rootlesscosmo says

    My, that sure is beautiful playing–thanks for posting it. Wouldn’t it be nice if mainstream US television had a similar series, hosted by, say, Charlie Haden? I know, I know, I’m a dreamer, aren’t we all.

  3. Ralph Jungheim says

    You’ll find a cleaner but virtually note-for-note Freddie Body and Soul on a LaserLight Digital 17 029 CD, if you can find it. It’s from an unreleased video also featuring the Red Norvo Trio and the Ernie Watts Quartet, shot 6/7/82.