Red Clay =180g=
1 x LP
( 1970 ) 2017 EU repressing on 180g vinyl LP - 1970 Soul-Funk Hard-Bop Album Lays Groundwork for Decade's Fusion Recordings. As the label’s first release, Red Clay established the soul-funk template Creed Taylor’s CTI impr...
Release date 21-10-2017(Originally released in 1970)
2017 EU repressing on 180g audiophile vinyl- 1970 Soul-Funk Hard-Bop Album Lays Groundwork for Decade's Fusion Recordings. As the label’s first release, Red Clay established the soul-funk template Creed Taylor’s CTI imprint would follow for the next decade. Joined by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and others, Freddie Hubbardlays down bluesy hard-bop epiphanies, turning in his most memorable work as a leader.
In addition to standing as a career-defining affair, the 1970 effort also marks Hubbard's break from his Blue Note era and signals the fusion-minded direction he and other players would further investigate in the years to come.
A1 Red Clay 12:09
A2 Delphia 7:21
B1 Suite Sioux 08:37
B2 The Intrepid Fox 10:43
Freddie in fine company with Joe Henderson saxophone. Herbie Hancock piano Ron Carter bass and Lenny White drums. produced by label boss Creed Taylor and engineered by Rudy Van Gelder in January 1970. Stickered & sealed in gatefold sleeve.
Freddie Hubbards Fusion Jazz of Red Clay is something that the younger generations within Jazz and Hip Hop admire and aspire to Title song Red Clay was sampled by both A Tribe Called Quest in Jazz Weve Got and Freestyle Fellowship in Parkbench People only to be covered by todays new vocal jazz Sankofa Jos James
You would need half a day to explain the intricacies of a song such as The Intrepid Fox Red Clay seamlessly blends Bop with Soul Jazz and Fusion in a way that would remain unsurpassed for a long time Indispensable
Originally released: 1970
This release: 2017