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Hub Cap (album)

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Released  October 1961
Artist  Freddie Hubbard
Producer  Alfred Lion
Genres  Jazz, Hard bop
Length  42:21
Release date  1961
Label  Blue Note Records
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Recorded  April 9, 1961 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Hub Cap (1961)  Ready for Freddie (1962)
Similar  Goin' Up, Breaking Point!, Here to Stay, The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard, Open Sesame

Hub Cap is the third album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and was released on the Blue Note label in 1961 as BLP 4073 and BST 84073. It features performances by Hubbard, Julian Priester, Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Larry Ridley and Philly Joe Jones.


The pieces

The origin of the title "Hub Cap" comes from Hubbard's nickname. "Cry Me Not" was composed by Weston for the session and arranged by Melba Liston. Hubbard considered it "the most interesting tune on the record". "Luana" is dedicated to Hubbard's niece, whilst "Osie Mae" - a title which sounded "funky" to Hubbard - is characterized by an A-B-A-B pattern. "Earmon Jr.", composed by Hubbard and arranged by Ed Summerlin, was named for Hubbard's brother, a pianist.

Track listing

All compositions by Freddie Hubbard, except as indicated

  1. "Hub Cap" - 5:17
  2. "Cry Me Not" (Weston) - 4:49
  3. "Luana" - 10:04
  4. "Osie Mae" - 6:53
  5. "Plexus" (Walton) - 9:02
  6. "Earmon Jr." - 6:16
  7. "Plexus" [alternate take] (Walton) - 9:10


  • Freddie Hubbard - trumpet
  • Julian Priester - trombone
  • Jimmy Heath - tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton - piano
  • Larry Ridley - bass
  • Philly Joe Jones - drums
  • Songs

    1Hub Cap5:17
    2Cry Me Not4:49


    Hub Cap (album) Wikipedia

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