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Died On This Date (December 29, 2008) Freddie Hubbard / Jazz Legend

Posted by themusicsover on December 29, 2009

Freddie Hubbard
April 7, 1938 – Decemb
er 29, 2008

freddie-hubbardFreddie Hubbard was a respected jazz trumpeter who was one of the leading players of the bop, be-bop and post-bop styles that became popular in the 1960s.  Besides having his own celebrated albums on Blue Note and CTI Records, Hubbard played on classic recordings by the likes of Eric DolphyJohn Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Herbie Hancock.  He won a Grammy for his 1972 release, First Light and continued to perform and record well into the ’90s.  Freddie Hubbard was 70 when, on December 29, 2008,  he died of complications from a heart attack he had suffered the previous month.

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