First Light (Freddie Hubbard album)

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First Light
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 1971[1]
RecordedSeptember 14–16, 1971
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz-funk, post-bop, jazz fusion, soul jazz
ProducerCreed Taylor
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Straight Life
First Light
Sky Dive
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

First Light is an album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Recorded in 1971, it features string arrangements by Don Sebesky. It was his third album released on Creed Taylor's CTI label and features performances by Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Eric Gale, George Benson, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira and Richard Wyands. The album is part of a loose trilogy including his two previous records at the time, Red Clay and Straight Life. First Light won a 1972 Grammy Award for "Best Jazz Performance by a Group".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "First Light" - 11:05 (Hubbard)
  2. "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (P. McCartney, L. McCartney) - 8:17
  3. "Moment to Moment" (Mancini, Mercer) - 5:43
  4. "Yesterday's Dreams" (Norman L. Martin, Sebesky) - 3:55
  5. "Lonely Town" [from On the Town] (Bernstein, Comden, Green) - 7:00
  6. "Fantasy in D" (Walton) - 6:55
  7. "First Light - live Detroit 4th March 1973" - 16:04 (Hubbard) Bonus track on CD



  1. ^ CTI disco
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. First Light at AllMusic
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 106. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 734. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

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