Freddie Hubbard Sky Dive Jazz Music CD Review

Freddie Hubbard has released him most recent album entitled Sky Dive.

Sky Dive will grab your attention right from the very first note with Povo and won’t let go until the very last note of the very last song Naturally, which by the way is another great track.

Sky Dive has a nicely varied, mix of 6 tracks that are very well written songs by this clearly outstanding artist. Most of the songs display a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. Clearly drawing from what I can only imagine are him own personal experiences. At different points touching on the most real emotions like love, heartbreak, pain, failed relationships and unattainable romance. They’re all here.

Overall Sky Dive is an outstanding release. Quite possibly Freddie Hubbard's best to date. Really sensational from beginning to end. If you're even mildly into Jazz music you'll enjoy this album.

While this entire album is really very good some of my favorites are track 2 - In A Mist, track 6 - Naturally, and track 5 - Sky Dive

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [ in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 1 - Povo. Outstanding!

Sky Dive Release Notes:

Freddie Hubbard originally released Sky Dive on October 25, 1990 on the CTI/ CBS label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Povo 2. In A Mist 3. Naturally 4. Godfather, The - (from "The Godfather") 5. Sky Dive 6. Naturally - (previously unreleased, alternate take)

Personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm (trumpet, flugelhorn); Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown (trombone); Paul Faulise (bass trombone); Tony Price (tuba); Phil Bodner (piccolo, flute, alto & bass flutes, bass clarinet); Wally Kane (piccolo, bass clarinet); Hubert Laws (flute, alto & bass flutes); George Marge (flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet); Romeo Penque (flute, alto flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn); Keith Jarrett (acoustic & electric pianos); George Benson (guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Billy Cobham (drums); Ray Barretto, Airto Moreira (percussion). Producer: Creed Taylor.

By: Clyde Lee Dennis

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