Freddie Hubbard
was one of my favorite jazz trumpet players. You always knew he was in the room. Sassy and smooth; cool and funky. He could knock out a solo that would make your soul leap out of your chest; and he could jam with the best of the rest.

If ever you wanted to make friendly with a jazz musician, being a Freddie Hubbard fan was a sign you wuz no light weight. Freddie Hubbard died in Sherman Oaks, CA of complications from a heart attack he suffered in November. He was 70 years old.

Here’s Freddie with Art Blakey (drums) – “Moanin'”