Open Sesame (Freddie Hubbard album)

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Open Sesame
Open Sesame (Freddie Hubbard album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1960 (1960)
RecordedJune 19, 1960
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
53:27 (CD reissue)
LabelBlue Note
ProducerAlfred Lion
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Open Sesame
Goin' Up
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars

Open Sesame is the debut album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard released on the Blue Note label in 1960 as BST 84040. It features performances by Hubbard, Tina Brooks, McCoy Tyner, Sam Jones and Clifford Jarvis. It was remastered in 2001 by Rudy Van Gelder.

The Penguin Guide to Jazz has included Open Sesame as part of a selected "Core Collection," and has summarized the album as "a great Blue Note set."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Open Sesame" (Brooks) - 7:11
  2. "But Beautiful" (Burke, Van Heusen) - 6:26
  3. "Gypsy Blue" (Brooks) - 6:28
  4. "All or Nothing at All" (Altman, Lawrence) - 5:36
  5. "One Mint Julep" (Toombs) - 6:04
  6. "Hub's Nub" (Hubbard) - 6:51
  7. "Open Sesame" [alternate take] (Brooks) - 7:16 Bonus track on CD
  8. "Gypsy Blue" [alternate take] (Brooks) - 7:35 Bonus track on CD



  1. ^ Open Sesame at AllMusic
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. pp. 731–732. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.