180g Double LP Mastered at 45rpm From Original Analog Tapes!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Pressed at Pallas!
Red Clay is a soul/funk-influenced hard bop album recorded in 1970 by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was his first album released on Creed Taylor's CTI label and marked a shift away from Hubbard's long time recording affair with Blue Note Records and another shift toward the soul-jazz fusion sounds that would dominate his recordings in the later part of the decade. This is Freddie Hubbard's seventeenth overall album.
Red Clay gets new life with this incredible pressing mastered from original tapes at 45rpm and pressed on two 180gram audiophile grade vinyl. This is the essential edition of this album.
"This may be Freddie Hubbard's finest moment as a leader, in that it embodies and utilizes all of his strengths as a composer, soloist, and frontman. On Red Clay, Hubbard combines hard bop's glorious blues-out past with the soulful innovations of mainstream jazz in the 1960s, and reads them through the chunky groove innovations of 1970s jazz fusion. This session places the trumpeter in the company of giants such as tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Lenny White...This is a classic, hands down." -Thom Jurek, allmusic.com, rated 5/5 stars
Features: • 45rpm 180g Vinyl & Limited to 1000 copies • Double LP • Mastered from Original Analog Tapes • Mastered by Bernie Grundman • Pressed at Pallas
Musicians: Freddie Hubbard, trumpet Joe Henderson, tenor sax Herbie Hancock, piano Ron Carter, bass Lenny White, drums
Selections: 1. Red Clay 2. Delphia 3. Suite Sioux 4. The Intrepid Fox