Freddie Hubbard: The Intrepid Fox
The Intrepid Fox
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
Red Clay (CTI)
Composed by Freddie Hubbard.
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 27-29, 1970
Rating: 91/100 (learn more)
Though this album is known for its funky, groove-laden title track, the other songs deserve just as much attention and praise. The late great Freddie Hubbard (R.I.P.) blazed his trail through the 1960s, leaving the jazz world with some of the best trumpeting ever recorded. On this song, he extends that sound over Lenny White's infectious, driving groove. I could definitely picture this accompanying a chase sequence in a movie; but don't get me wrong, the playing is topnotch. It's a shame that some of Hubbard's later material didn't capture the same kind of energy as his '60s and early '70s material. But nonetheless, this recording stands as an amazing testament to one of jazz's greatest trumpeters.
Reviewer: Jared Pauley