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194: “Here’s That Rainy Day” by Freddie Hubbard

This thing looks weird. I wonder what it does.I guess it was a curse and a blessing to be a trumpet player when Miles Davis was also blowing on one.  But probably more of a blessing.

Freddie Hubbard trumpeted… and flugel horned.  He played on some incredibly influential albums, like Oliver Nelson‘s The Blues and the Abstract Truth and Herbie Hancock‘s Maiden Voyage.

“Here’s That Rainy Day” is a track I’ve been enjoying in the car ride home lately, as a mental salve for my burning brain. Life can be a bit much. Sometimes you need some music to soothe. This is one of those.

Freddie plays the flugel horn on this track, with George Benson on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and a strong heartbeat on percussion, from Straight Life (1970).

Breathe deeply, and enjoy.

Song: Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist: Freddie Hubbard
Album: Straight Life
Label: Epic/Associated/Legacy
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Watch: YouTube

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