Hub Cap (album)

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Hub Cap
Hub Cap (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1961[1]
RecordedApril 9, 1961
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelBlue Note
BST 84073
ProducerAlfred Lion
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Goin' Up
Hub Cap
Ready for Freddie
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[3]

Hub Cap is an album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and was released on the Blue Note label in 1961 as BLP 4073 and BST 84073. It features performances by Hubbard, Julian Priester, Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Larry Ridley and Philly Joe Jones.

The pieces[edit]

The album's title originates from Hubbard's nickname. The track "Cry Me Not", composed by Randy Weston for the session and arranged by Melba Liston, was considered by Hubbard to be "the most interesting tune on the record". "Luana" is dedicated to Hubbard's niece, whilst "Osie Mae" - a title which sounded "funky" to Hubbard - is characterized by an A-B-A-B pattern. "Earmon Jr.", composed by Hubbard and arranged by Ed Summerlin, was named for Hubbard's brother, a pianist.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Freddie Hubbard, except as indicated

  1. "Hub Cap" - 5:17
  2. "Cry Me Not" (Weston) - 4:49
  3. "Luana" - 10:04
  4. "Osie Mae" - 6:53
  5. "Plexus" (Walton) - 9:02
  6. "Earmon Jr." - 6:16
  7. "Plexus" [alternate take] (Walton) - 9:10


Technical personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Billboard Oct 16, 1961
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 732. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Original album liner notes by Leonard Feather