Bundle of Joy

Bundle of Joy

by Freddie HubbardFreddie Hubbard


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Freddie Hubbard's string of commercial albums for Columbia in the mid-to-late '70s ruined the trumpeter's reputation. This particular LP is not as bad as some (at least his duet with harpist Dorothy Ashby on "Portrait of Jenny" is pretty and Ernie Watts gets a good tenor solo on "Rahsaan") but it is not one of his finer moments either. With an oversized funky rhythm section, a string section and five "background" vocalists, Hubbard had little to do. Skip this and get his CTI and Blue Note albums instead.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/2009
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140490222
catalogNumber: 4902
Rank: 114280

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddie Hubbard   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Horn,Musician
Dorothy Ashby   Harp,Musician
Bobby Bryant   Trumpet,Musician
Azar Lawrence   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Musician
Tommy Vig   Percussion,Musician
Dee Ervin   Vocals,Background Vocals,Musician
David T. Walker   Guitar,Soloist,Musician
Frederick J. Alexander   Drums
George Bohannon   Trombone,Musician
Garnett Brown   Trombone,Musician
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion,Conga,Musician
Henry Davis   Bass,Musician
Venetta Fields   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ernie Fields   Baritone Saxophone
David Garfield   Celeste,Cello,Keyboards,Soloist,Musician
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Bill Green   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ed Greene   Drums,Musician
Pat Henderson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Musician
Richard Littlefield   Guitar
Craig McMullen   Guitar,Musician
Curtis A. Robertson   Bass
Marilyn Robinson   Horn,French Horn,Musician
Julia Tillman Waters   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Sherr   Oboe,Wind,Musician
Nolan Andrew Smith   Trumpet,Musician
Michael Stanton   Keyboards
Carlos Vega   Drums,Musician
Eric Ward   Bass,Bassoon,Musician
Maxine Willard Waters   Vocals,Background Vocals,Musician
Ernie Watts   Flute,Alto Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Musician
Snooky Young   Trumpet,Musician
Bob Zimitti   Percussion
Bert de Coteaux   Conductor
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Carlos Vegas   Drums
Bob Zimmon   Percussion
Henry E. Davis   Bass
Fred Alexander   Drums,Musician
Bill Green   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Henderson   Strings,Concert Master,Musician
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion,Musician

Technical Credits

Bunny Sigler   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer
Linda Creed   Composer
David Garfield   Composer
Jay Graydon   Contributor
Freddie Hubbard   Composer
Bob Hughes   Engineer
Curtis A. Robertson   Contributor
Bert de Coteaux   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Craig McMalien   Contributor
Henry E. Davis   Contributor
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
Gordon Burdge   Composer
Bill Henderson   Contributor
J.R. Robinson   Composer

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