This obscure CD, released by Japanese Denon but for a time made available in the U.S., has tenor saxophonist Benny Golson welcoming trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith to his quintet set. Hubbard was in prime form during this period, and the repertoire (three Golson tunes, an original apiece by Carter and the trumpeter, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" and "Stardust") provides inspiration for some excellent hard bop-oriented solos. Worth searching for.
Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson – S/T - New CD
Regular price $ 5.00
I'm probably not the best judge of jazz, but this is a good session. That's what I think, and I think I'm right.
|A2||Gypsy Jingle Jangle|
|A3||Love Is A Many Splendored Thing|
|B1||Sad To Say|
- Bass – Ron Carter
- Drums – Smitty*
- Flugelhorn – Freddie Hubbard
- Piano – Mulgrew Miller
- Tenor Saxophone – Benny Golson
- Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
Recorded Clinton Studios, NYC June 22-30, 1987.
This is likely the first and only vinyl pressing of the following CD (except this vinyl pressing omits two cuts likely because the entire set wouldn't fit on vinyl.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow