Jazz Moods: Hot collects various tracks from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's '70s CTI label recordings. These are stellar, funky, and forward-thinking cuts that, while highly regarded, are often overlooked in favor of Hubbard's '60s Blue Note recordings. While fans of '70s fusion will want to pick up the complete albums, this works as a solid introduction to the second half of Hubbard's career. Included are all the title songs from the albums, including 1970's "Red Clay" and 1972's "First Light" as well as such standout album tracks as "Theme From Kareem" off 1978's Super Blue.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar