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Freddie Hubbard

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Jazz Unlimited  for February 17, 2019, will be “The Music of Freddie Hubbard.”  Born in Indianapolis, IN in 1938, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard became a professional at an early age, recording in his home town with Wes Montgomery in 1957.  He moved to New York in 1958 and recorded with John Coltrane that same year.  He had a lot of work with Slide Hampton and Eric Dolphy and made his recording debut with “Open Sesame” in 1960.  From then on Hubbard was in high demand.  He played with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (1961-65) and recorded extensively with Quincy Jones.  We will hear

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Jazz Unlimited for August 21, 2016 is “The Music of McCoy Tyner.”  Pianist McCoy Tyner has been a powerful presence since he was part of the classic John Coltrane quartet from 1960 to 1965, but his uniqueness and artistry have been overshadowed by that tenure.  We will focus on his performances and compositions without Coltrane to bring his unique style of harmony and rhythm to Jazz Unlimited.  Tyner will be heard with Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Grant Green, the Jazztet, Freddie Hubbard, a Blue Note All-Star group and Wayne Shorter.  His compositions will be played by the Blue

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Jazz Unlimited show for Sunday, April 5 will be “The Music of Joe Henderson-Part 2.”   Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson was comfortable playing with musicians whose styles ranged from hard bop to avant-garde.  In Part 2 of the music of Joe Henderson, we will hear him with Kenny Dorham, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Lee Konitz, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Bebop and Beyond, John Scofield, Freddie Hubbard and his own groups.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.