Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life (Org Music)
Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life (Org Music)
Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life (Org Music)
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Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life (Org Music)
Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life (Org Music)
Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life (Org Music)

Freddie Hubbard - Straight Life (Org Music)

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Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, fluglehorn [click here to see more vinyl featuring Freddie Hubbard]
Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone [click here to see more vinyl featuring Joe Henderson]
Herbie Hancock, piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Herbie Hancock]
George Benson, guitar [click here to see more vinyl featuring George Benson]
Ron Carter, bass [click here to see more vinyl featuring Ron Carter]
Jack DeJohnette, drums [click here to see more vinyl featuring Jack DeJohnette]
Richard "Pablo" Landrum, percussion
Weldon Irvine, tambourine [click here to see more vinyl featuring Weldon Irvine]


1 LP, gatefold sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure

Original Label : CTI

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on November 16, 1970 by Rudy Van Gelder

Produced and mastered by Creed Taylor

Remastered by Bernie Grundman

Originally released in 1970

Reissued 2016



Side A :

1. Straight Life

Side B :

1. Mr. Clean 
2. Here’s That Rainy Day



« 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. The very memorable set is rounded off by the trumpeter's duet with Benson on a lyrical version of the ballad "Here's That Rainy Day." » AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

« Straight Life captures the vibe found on Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, it's rhythmically stronger and less challenging, and more of a collaboration. It may be Hubbard's name on the cover , but this is very much an ensemble creation. Only the final track, Here's That Rainy Day,a duet with Benson, puts him in the lead for any duration. This short album has just three tracks, but they contain more insight, intensity, tone and vibe than most. Heavy but light, multi-layered yet intrinsically legible, this is the distilled essence of a finely honed groove. It is also a great recording with more inner detail and low end welly than most of its era.

Van Gelder plus CTI equals the dope and Pure Pleasure is the Icing on a rich sonic cake. » Jason Kennedy - Hi Fi Choice HOT PICK 2015

"Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Straight Life’, his best LP featuring George Benson and Herbie Hancock. Exciting and, often, astounding." Paul Rigby hi-fi World, Nov 2014.


Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.76 / 5 ,

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