Ride Like the Wind

Ride Like the Wind

by Freddie HubbardFreddie Hubbard


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Recorded in 1982 by Jeffrey Weber and arranger Allyn Ferguson, this live to two-track digital set showcases Freddie Hubbard in the company of two large bands -- one a brass group, the other a string orchestra -- both of which feature the same rhythm section. Ferguson wrote three tunes for the session, including the funky "Hubbard's Cupboard" and "Two Moods for Freddie" (which shifts gears from elegant and nocturnal to finger-popping contemporary electric jazz in the course of a couple of minutes); this pair opens and closes the album. The cover of Joe Zawinul's "Birdland" is reverent but swinging, and Hubbard's lone composition here, "Bridgitte," is a beautiful ballad that showcases the strings and Dan Ferguson's sweetly singing electric guitar and opens up into a midtempo groover. The title track is a cover of Christopher Cross' smash; it and Kenny Loggins' saccharine "This Is It" are less successful even if they are somewhat colorful -- there is only so much one can do to dress up mediocre pop songs. This isn't a great success like Hubbard's CTI albums were, but Ride Like the Wind nonetheless showcases the trumpeter in fine solo form.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2005
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431659526
catalogNumber: 6595
Rank: 92099

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddie Hubbard   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Horn
Bill Mays   Keyboards
Bill Perkins   Flute,Saxophone
Bud Shank   Flute,Saxophone
Bill Watrous   Trombone,Soloist
Allyn Ferguson   Conductor
Stuart Canin   Violin
Ronald Cooper   Cello
Dan Ferguson   Guitar
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Frank Foster   Violin
Frederick Seykora   Cello
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Reginald Hill   Violin
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
Raphael Kramer   Cello
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Marvin Limonick   Violin
Bill Maxwell   Drums
David Montagu   Violin
Gene Orloff   Vocals
Jeff Porcaro   Percussion
Stanley Plummer   Violin
Joe Porcaro   Percussion
Dorothy Reasen   Harp
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
Nathan Ross   Violin
Sheldon Sanov   Violin
Robert Sushel   Violin
Bob Tricarico   Flute,Saxophone
Gerald Vinci   Violin,Concert Master
Vincent DeRosa   Horn,French Horn
Mary C. Lane   Cello
Tommy Johnson   Tuba,Horn
Chuck Findly   Trumpet
Fred Seykoura   Cello
Ron Cooper   Cello
Stan Plumer   Violin

Technical Credits

Allyn Ferguson   Arranger,Liner Notes
Freddie Hubbard   Liner Notes
David Richardson   Executive Producer
Jeffrey Weber   Producer

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