everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!
Breaking Point was the debut of Freddie Hubbard’s first working group after leaving the Jazz Messengers. The quintet is highlighted by the searing alto sax and rich flute of James Spaulding and powerful, musical drumming of Joe Chambers, who also composed “Mirrors”. The music stretches the limits of hard bop with innovative, cutting edge compositions and solos.
Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); James Spaulding (flute, alto saxophone); Ronnie Mathews (piano); Eddie Khan (bass instrument); Joe Chambers (drums).
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