First Light (Freddie Hubbard album)

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First Light
First Light (Freddie Hubbard album).jpg
Studio album by Freddie Hubbard
Released October 12, 1971[1]
Recorded September 14–16, 1971
Genre Jazz, soul jazz, jazz fusion
Length 42:55
Label CTI
Producer Creed Taylor
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Straight Life
First Light
Sky Dive
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 1/5 stars[3]

First Light is the nineteenth album recorded in 1971 by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, featuring 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. - „Best Jazz Performance by a Group“

Track listing[edit]

  1. "First Light" - 11:05
  2. "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" (McCartney, McCartney) - 8:17
  3. "Moment to Moment" (Mancini, Mercer) - 5:43
  4. "Yesterday's Dreams" (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 Bonus track on CD
All compositions by Freddie Hubbard except as indicated



  1. ^ CTI disco
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. First Light (Freddie Hubbard album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 106. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.