Polar AC

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Polar AC
Compilation album by Freddie Hubbard
Released April 18, 1975
Recorded September 16, 1971 (#1)
April 12, 1972 (#2-3)
October 4-5, 1972 (#4)
ca. 1973 (#5)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:20
Label CTI
CTI 6056
Producer Creed Taylor
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Keep Your Soul Together
Polar AC
High Energy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Polar AC is a compilation album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was his sixth and final album released on Creed Taylor's CTI label and features performances by Hubbard, Hubert Laws, George Benson, Junior Cook, and Ron Carter. It was put together by CTI after Hubbard left the label to go to Columbia, and the tracks were recorded at different sessions, between 1971 and 1973.[2] The album features three unissued pieces: "People Make the World Go Round" and "Betcha, By Golly Wow", recorded both on April 12, 1972, and "Son of Sky Dive" recorded in 1973. "Polar AC" had already been released on First Light with the title "Fantasy in D", whilst "Naturally" may be found on Sky Dive.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Polar AC" (Kenner) - 6:56
  2. "People Make the World Go Round" (Bell, Creed) - 5:54
  3. "Betcha by Golly, Wow" (Brown) - 8:14
  4. "Naturally" (Adderley) - 5:55
  5. "Son of Sky Dive" (Corea) - 13:21



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Polar AC at AllMusic
  2. ^ CTI discography