Freddie Hubbard

The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La Marchal, Vols. 1-2

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Trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan joined forces for two superb mid-'60s Blue Note LPs, The Night of the Cookers, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, which have been repackaged as a two-disc set. Hubbard was a master of tonguing effects, high-voltage upper notes, and long phrases, while Morgan was a hypnotic improviser. The two trumpeters, despite their consistent brilliance, were almost outdistanced by alto saxophonist and flutist James Spaulding, then at his peak. Spaulding's effortlessly played, torrid alto solos were explosive and often dazzling. The rhythm section grounded the proceedings in elastic and sympathetic rhythms, providing the final element in the formula comprising two tremendous albums, and now one great CD package.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:50
2 19:27

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:51
2 21:43
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