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
• 45rpm 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Mastered from Original Analog Tapes
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman
• Pressed at Pallas
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Joe Henderson, tenor sax
Herbie Hancock, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Lenny White, drums
1. Red Clay
3. Suite Sioux
4. The Intrepid Fox