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Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life album

Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life album

  • Performer: Freddie Hubbard
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Title: Straight Life
  • Released: 1971
  • Style: Post Bop, Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1153 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1217 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
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Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life.

Straight Life is a soul/funk influenced jazz album recorded in 1970 by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was recorded on 16 November 1970 and released between the albums Red Clay (1970) and First Light (1971). This is also Hubbard's eighteenth overall album. Straight Life" (Freddie Hubbard) - 17:30. Mr. Clean" (Weldon Irvine) - 13:37. Here's That Rainy Day" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 5:17. Freddie Hubbard - trumpet, flugelhorn. Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone. Herbie Hancock - electric piano.

First Light (Freddie Hubbard album). First Light is an album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Recorded in 1971, it features string arrangements by Don Sebesky. It was his third album released on Creed Taylor's CTI label and features performances by Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Eric Gale, George Benson, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira and Richard Wyands

Straight Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat). Straight Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat). i've always really loved this album. if i want to get up and dance, i put on side b, turn off the lights and just go to town. i pick up every copy i can find just so i can hand it out to friends who have never heard it. Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. Marketplace 0 17 For Sale from €. 6.

Recorded between trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's better-known classics Red Clay and First Light, Straight Life is actually arguably Hubbard's greatest recording. Joined by an all-star group that includes tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, guitarist George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jack DeJohnette, Hubbard is frequently astounding on "Straight Life" (check out that introduction) and "Mr. Clean," constructing classic solos.

Track Descriptions 1. Straight Life - This starts the album off, and concludes the first side at the same time. It also defines the sound of the band. If you've heard the album "Bitches Brew" by Miles Davis, you know DeJohnette's style. Very expressive and loose. The rest of the rhythm section goes this way as well. A nice hard-boppish head over a fusion rhythm section. Wonderful solos from all. 3. Here's That Rainy Day - This one shows why Hubbard is the bandleader (if the others have not secured that in your mind already). His meloncholic flugelhorn on this tune is haunting and beautiful, and a great contrast to the last two selections.

Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard (April 7, 1938 – December 29, 2008) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post-bop styles from the early 1960s onwards. His unmistakable and influential tone contributed to new perspectives for modern jazz and bebop. Straight Life is a soul/funk influenced jazz album recorded in 1970 by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was recorded in between the albums Red Clay (1970) and First Light (1971).

Freddie Hubbard: Straight Life by Matt Leskovic, published on August 8, 2007. Straight Life is a stud in the CTI catalog and is unquestionably one of the best fusion recordings of all-time. Hubbard's concept is clear-let loose and jam, and ask questions later. The group-featuring Joe Henderson, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, and Richie Landrum-does just that, crafting two mammoth jams that borrow heavily from Latin and rock and clock in at well over the ten minute mark.

Freddie Hubbard: Straight Life Freddie Hubbard. Listen on Apple Music. George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Stanley Turrentine, Hank Crawford, Johnny Hammond, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham & Airto. Billy Martin, Chris Wood, John Medeski & John Scofield. The Best of Hubert Laws.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Straight Life
Written-By – Freddie Hubbard
B1 Mr. Clean
Written-By – Weldon Irvine
B2 Here's That Rainy Day
Written-By – Burke/Van Heusen*

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Phonogram Recordings Pty. Limited
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Published By – Morris


  • Bass – Ron Carter
  • Design [Album] – Bob Ciano
  • Drums – Jack DeJohnette
  • Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Guitar – George Benson
  • Percussion – Richard "Pablo" Landrum*
  • Photography By [Cover Photographs] – Pete Turner
  • Photography By [Liner Photographs] – Chuck Stewart
  • Piano – Herbie Hancock
  • Producer – Creed Taylor
  • Tambourine – Weldon Irvine
  • Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Joe Henderson
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Freddie Hubbard


Recorded at Van Gelder Studios
Recorded November 16, 1970

Herbie Hancock appears through the courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.
Jack DeJohnette appears through the courtesy of Milestone Records.

Publishing Credits:
Track A, B1: Copyright Control
Track B2: Morris

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 6489 007 IY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 6489 007 2Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): CTI6007A 2YS1935.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): CTI6007B 2YS1936.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CTI 6007 Freddie Hubbard Straight Life ‎(LP, Album, Gre) CTI Records CTI 6007 US 1971
PNE 10009 Freddie Hubbard Una Vida Correcta ‎(LP, Album) Parnaso Records PNE 10009 Argentina 1974
88697 88832 2 Freddie Hubbard Straight Life ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Masterworks Jazz 88697 88832 2 US 2011
KICJ 2595 Freddie Hubbard Straight Life ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) King Records, CTI Records KICJ 2595 Japan 2017
CTI 6007 Freddie Hubbard Straight Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) CTI Records CTI 6007 US 1971