Open Sesame (Freddie Hubbard album)

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Open Sesame
Studio album by Freddie Hubbard
Released 1960
Recorded June 19, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 38:36 original LP
53:27 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BST 84040
Producer Alfred Lion
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Open Sesame
(1960)
Goin' Up
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars

Open Sesame is the debut album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard released on the Blue Note label in 1960 as BST 84040. It features performances by Hubbard, Tina Brooks, McCoy Tyner, Sam Jones and Clifford Jarvis. It was remastered in 2001 by Rudy Van Gelder.

The Penguin Guide to Jazz has included Open Sesame as part of a selected "Core Collection," and has summarized the album as "a great Blue Note set."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Open Sesame" (Brooks) - 7:11
  2. "But Beautiful" (Burke, Van Heusen) - 6:26
  3. "Gypsy Blue" (Brooks) - 6:28
  4. "All or Nothing at All" (Altman, Lawrence) - 5:36
  5. "One Mint Julep" (Toombs) - 6:04
  6. "Hub's Nub" (Hubbard) - 6:51
  7. "Open Sesame" [alternate take] (Brooks) - 7:16 Bonus track on CD
  8. "Gypsy Blue" [alternate take] (Brooks) - 7:35 Bonus track on CD

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Open Sesame (Freddie Hubbard album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. pp. 731–732. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.