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Wednesday January 02, 2008 at 08:00 AM
DL Media reports Jazz
legend Freddie Hubbard has passed away in Sherman Oaks Hospital this
morning (December 29) in Sherman Oaks California at the age of 70. The
cause of death was from complications of a heart attack he suffered on
David Weiss, his longtime manager, arranger and
producer who also organized and played trumpet in Hubbard’s last band,
The New Jazz Composers Octet, recalls “He played faster, longer, higher
and with more energy than any other trumpeter of his era.”
fiery trumpeter, composer and NEA Jazz Master defined the 60s, as no
other trumpeter played and impacted the music in so many far-reaching
and innovative projects. He played with artists John Coltrane, Ornette
Coleman, Bobby Hutcherson, Oliver Nelson, Andrew Hill, Eric Dolphy,
Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner and countless others.
Hubbard also recorded on over 300 albums as a leader and sideman with
an imposing solo legacy on the storied labels, Impulse!, Blue Note,
Atlantic and CTI Records where he had his biggest success with the
album Red Clay. He later recorded for Columbia, Elektra, MPS, Music
Masters, Telarc, Enja and Hip Bop Records where he made his final
album, On the Real Side, released June 24, 2008.
DeWayne Hubbard (born April 7, 1938) in Indianapolis is survived by his
wife of 35 years, Briggie Hubbard and his son Duane. Funeral services
are pending. A memorial tribute in New York will be planned in the new
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