Freddie Hubbard - High Energy / Liquid Love / Windjammer (2CD) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 265.23 Mb (CD1) + 532.86 Mb (CD2) | 2:01:04 | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: BGO Records (BGOCD1024)
Freddie Hubbard got a bad rap from jazz critics while at Columbia – most absolutely hated the music he made there because it indulged pop, soul, funk, and even disco abundantly. He got the last laugh, though. The critics were wrong. Great Britain's BGO offers proof in this two-disc set that contains Hubbard's first three Columbia albums from the mid-'70s: High Energy (1974), the provocatively titled Liquid Love (1975), and Windjammer (1976). Hubbard employed his own quintet on High Energy (something he couldn't do previously at CTI), which was comprised of Junior Cook, George Cables, Kent Brinkley, and Ralph Penland.