Freddie Hubbard: Breaking Point
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
Breaking Point (Blue Note BLP4172)
Eddie Khan (bass), Ronnie Matthews (piano).
Composed by Freddie Hubbard.
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., May 7, 1964
Rating: 98/100 (learn more)
Freddie Hubbard occasionally delved into more avant realms, and this track is a good example. A great tune—tune within a tune, actually—and arrangement by Freddie. Harmonically he takes it ‘out’ quite a bit, but the out-ness is always flawlessly executed. Unlike a lot of the free jazz trumpet players of the day, who would just blow air into the horn and move their fingers really fast, Freddie’s playing lines. Some nice collective playing on this one, too.
Reviewer: Randy Brecker