[youtube id=”l86Aj1CxJ5M”] Freddie Hubbard first recorded the self-penned “Little Sunflower” for his 1967 album, Backlash. The version he recorded for his 1979 album, The Love Connection, stands out because of the string arrangements added by famous arranger Claus Ogerman and vocals from jazz singer Al Jarreau. Ogerman’s reconfiguration of theContinue Reading

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Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s liquid horn is most remembered for the intro on Art Blakely’s “Moanin” and Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage.” As a teenager in his hometown of Indianapolis he worked with brothers Wes and Monk Montgomery. He moved to New York City in 1958 and had the talent and goodContinue Reading

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