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!
Freddie Hubbard’s “Blue Spirits” is his unrecognized masterpiece. With a four-horn front line and a surging rhythm section, he crafts brilliant compositions and voices them for maximum impact. Hubbard, James Spaulding, Joe Henderson and Hank Mobley solo with fire and passion. Added to the original album are two tunes from the following year with Henderson and Herbie Hancock.
Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); James Spaulding (alto saxophone); Joe Henderson, Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone), Kiane Zawai (euphonium); Hosea Taylor (alto saxophome, bassoon); Bob Cranshaw; Larry Ridley; Reggie Workman (bass); Big Black (congas); Clifford Jarvis, Elvin Jones, Pete La Roca (drums); Harold Mabern, McCoy Tyner (piano); Herbie Hancock (piano).
Rappamelo’s favorite track: