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Polar AC

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Released  April 18, 1975
Polar AC (1974)  High Energy (1974)
Release date  18 April 1975
Label  CTI Records
Length  40:20
Artist  Freddie Hubbard
Producer  Creed Taylor
Genre  Jazz
Polar AC httpsimgdiscogscomcJHliBqXCLaIzq7yToPxdBAzm
Recorded  September 16, 1971 (#1) April 12, 1972 (#2-3) October 4–5, 1972 (#4) ca. 1973 (#5) Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Similar  Freddie Hubbard albums, Jazz albums

Freddie hubbard polar ac

Polar AC is a compilation album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was his sixth and final album released on Creed Taylor's CTI label and features performances by Hubbard, Hubert Laws, George Benson, Junior Cook, and Ron Carter. It was put together by CTI after Hubbard left the label to go to Columbia, and the tracks were recorded at different sessions, between 1971 and 1973. The album featured pieces: "People Make the World Go Round" and "Betcha, By Golly Wow", recorded both on April 12, 1972, and "Son of Sky Dive" recorded around 1973. "Polar AC" (aka "Fantasy in D") came from First Light sessions, whilst "Naturally" was recorded during Sky Dive sessions, and both can be found on CD reissues of their respective albums.


Track listing

  1. "Polar AC" (Cedar Walton) - 6:56
  2. "People Make the World Go Round" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 5:54
  3. "Betcha by Golly, Wow" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 8:14
  4. "Naturally" (Nat Adderley) - 5:55
  5. "Son of Sky Dive" (Freddie Hubbard) - 13:21


  • Freddie Hubbard: trumpet
  • Junior Cook: tenor saxophone
  • Hubert Laws: flute
  • George Benson: guitar
  • Ron Carter: bass
  • Jack DeJohnette: drums (track 1)
  • George Cables: piano (track 1)
  • Billy Cobham: drums (track 4)
  • Lenny White: drums (tracks 2 & 5)
  • Airto Moreira: percussion (tracks 2 & 3)
  • Strings (tracks 1-3): Al Brown, Paul Gershman, Emanuel "Manny" Green, Max Ellen, Theodore Israel, Harold Kohon, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Charles McCracken, David Nadien, Gene Orloff, Matthew Raimondi, George Ricci, Tony Sophos, Tosha Samaroff, Irving Spice, Manny Vardi
  • Woodwinds (track 4): Phil Bodner, Wally Kane, George Marge, Romeo Penque
  • Brass (track 4): Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown, Paul Faulise, Tony Price, Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm
  • Don Sebesky: string arrangements (track 1), brass and woodwind arrangements (track 4)
  • Bob James: string arrangements (tracks 2 & 3)
  • Songs

    1Polar AC6:56
    2People Make the World Go Round8:15
    3Betcha by Golly - Wow5:54


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