180 Gram Vinyl Record
Mastered at 33 RPM from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman
180-gram pressing at Pallas in Germany
Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder
Featuring Herbie Hancock on piano
"This is a classic, hands down." — All Music Guide
Recorded in January, 1970, Red Clay was Freddie Hubbard's first album for CTI. Hubbard was, next to Miles Davis, the most dramatic and far-reaching brass player of the past 60 years. He died at age 70 in December 2008, leaving a legacy of some 100 recordings under his own name and with everyone from Wes Montgomery and Art Blakey to Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson, Quincy Jones, Dexter Gordon, George Benson, Sarah Vaughan, Max Roach, Count Basie, Ornette Coleman and many others. Red Clay, while still firmly rooted in hard bop, hints at jazz-rock fusion that would take over the 1970's.
Throughout the course of his luminous international career, Hubbard established a standard of pure sound that brass players aspire to today. Hubbard's explosive and lyrical virtuosity (first noted during a high school band performance in his hometown of Indianapolis) as well as his flow of brilliant, spontaneous ideas and determination to play loudest, hardest, fastest and most imaginatively, will never go out of style.
|1. Red Clay|
|3. Suite Sioux|
|4. The Intrepid Fox|