1 x LP
Blue Note 80th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue
2019 Blue Note 80th anniversary reissue on 180g LP – This is one of those stunning Blue Note records where the musicians mesh and the tunes arrangements and solo get as close to perfection as one can Alternate takes of both Tina Brooks tunes are added to
Release date 25-06-2019 (Originally released in 1960)
2019 Blue Note 80th anniversary reissue on 180g LP– This is one of those stunning Blue Note records where the musicians mesh and the tunes arrangements and solo get as close to perfection as one can Alternate takes of both Tina Brooks tunes are added to the original album Produced by Alfred Lion Recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.
A1 Open Sesame
A2 But Beautiful
A3 Gypsy Blue
B1 All Or Nothing At All
B2 One Mint Julep
B3 Hubs Nub
Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet
Tina Brooks - Tenor Sax
McCoy Tyner - Piano
Sam Jones - Bass
Clifford Jarvis - Drums
Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard burst upon the Blue Note scene in June 1960 with his auspicious debut album Open Sesame. Within 6 months Hubbard had already recorded a follow-up (Goin’ Up) and appeared as a sideman on sessions with Tina Brooks (True Blue), Hank Mobley (Roll Call), Kenny Drew (Undercurrent), and Jackie McLean (Bluesnik). Hubbard’s bravado style was already fully formed on Open Sesame with his brilliant tone and jaw-dropping technical prowess at the helm of sterling quintet with tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Clifford Jarvis.
Highlights of the set include the hard-charging title track, a stunning ballad performance on “But Beautiful,” and a grooving version of “One Mint Julep.”
This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Extra info: Blue Note 80th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue
Label: Blue Note
Originally released: 1960
This release: 2019