Hub Cap (album)

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Hub Cap
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Studio album by Freddie Hubbard
Released October 1961[1]
Recorded April 9, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 42:21
Label Blue Note
BST 84073
Producer Alfred Lion
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Goin' Up
Hub Cap
Ready for Freddie
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Hub Cap is the third 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 origin of the title "Hub Cap" comes from Hubbard's nickname. "Cry Me Not" was composed by Weston for the session and arranged by Melba Liston. Hubbard considered it "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.[3]

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