Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Freddie Hubbard ''Bundle Of Joy''

Freddie Hubbard

''Bundle Of Joy''
( LP Columbia Records, 1977 )
Catalog # JC 34902

1a Bundle Of Joy 5:36
2a Rainy Day Song 3:58
3a Portrait Of Jenny 6:20
4a From Now On 4:38
1b Tucson Stomp 4:42
2b Rahsann 6:37
3b I Don't Want To Lose You 4:02
4b From Behind

Personnel & Credits:
Fred Alexander Drums, Musician
Frederick J. Alexander Drums
Dorothy Ashby Harp, Musician
George Bohannon Trombone, Musician
Garnett Brown Trombone, Musician
Bobby Bryant Trumpet, Musician
Phil Cross & Poet Voices Mastering
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Conga, Musician
Henry Davis Bass, Musician
Henry E. Davis Bass
Bert de Coteaux Arranger, Conductor, Producer
Dee Ervin Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Musician
Ernie Fields Jr. Sax (Baritone)
Venetta Fields Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
Karen Filter Photography
David Garfield Celeste, Cello, Keyboards, Soloist, Musician
Douglas Graves Assistant Engineer
Jay Graydon Guitar
Bill Green Flute, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
Ed Greene Drums, Musician
Mick Haggerty Photography
Bill Henderson Concert Master, Musician
Pat Henderson Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Musician
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet, Horn, Musician
Bob Hughes Engineer, Mixing
Azar Lawrence Saxophone, Sax (Tenor), Soloist, Musician
Richard Littlefield Guitar
Craig McMalien
Craig McMullen Guitar, Musician
Curtis A. Robertson Bass
Marilyn Robinson Horn, French Horn, Musician
David Sherr Oboe, Wind, Musician
Nolan Andrew Smith Trumpet, Musician
Michael Stanton Keyboards
Tom Steele Design
Julia Tillman Waters Vocals
Carlos Vega Drums, Musician
Carlos Vegas Drums
Tommy Vig Percussion, Musician
David T. Walker Guitar, Soloist, Musician
Eric Ward Bass, Bassoon, Musician
Waters, Julia Vocals (bckgr)
Ernie Watts Flute, Flute (Alto), Saxophone, Sax (Tenor), Soloist, Musician
Maxine Willard Waters Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Musician
Snooky Young Trumpet, Musician
Bob Zimitti Percussion
Robert Zimmitti Percussion, Musician
Bob Zimmon Percussion

Format:Vinyl, LP

Freddie Hubbard's string of commercial albums for Columbia in the mid-to-late '70s ruined the trumpeter's reputation. This particular LP is not as bad as some (at least his duet with harpist Dorothy Ashby on "Portrait of Jenny" is pretty and Ernie Watts gets a good tenor solo on "Rahsaan") but it is not one of his finer moments either. With an oversized funky rhythm section, a string section and five "background" vocalists, Hubbard had little to do. Skip this and get his CTI and Blue Note albums instead.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Pier


Anonymous said...

Andy said...

Still has some decent tunes though,thanks

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