Our vinyl reissue of Freddie Hubbard’s Straight Life is officially out in fine record stores everywhere today! This 180gram audiophile-grade vinyl pressing was mastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany. Pick up a copy at your local independent record store, or buy one right here in our store.
Straight Life, arguably trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s greatest recording, features an all-star group that includes tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, guitarist George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Recorded in 1970 between Hubbard’s better-known CTI releases, Red Clay and First Light, the album was also engineered by Rudy Van Gelder and produced by Creed Taylor.