Freddie Hubbard: Cold Turkey


Cold Turkey


Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)


Red Clay (CTI)

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Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (electric piano), Ron Carter (bass), Lenny White (drums).

Composed by John Lennon


Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 27-29, 1970


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Beatles songs have always been favorites of jazz musicians to cover, but not many tunes from the Fab Four's individual solo albums have received the jazz treatment. Freddie Hubbard puts a nice twist on this John Lennon opus from the Plastic Ono Band. The introduction proves cryptic when compared to the funkiness of the song. Of particular interest on this track is Joe Henderson's solo, which grabs the beat and rides it for the duration of his solo. Herbie Hancock puts his wizardry into full execution as well with tasteful, subtle chords and different chromatic patterns. I would like to think that John Lennon dug this!

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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