Polar AC

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Polar AC
Polar AC.jpg
Compilation album by Freddie Hubbard
Released April 18, 1975[1]
Recorded September 16, 1971 (#1)
April 12, 1972 (#2-3)
October 4–5, 1972 (#4)
ca. 1973 (#5)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:20
Label CTI
CTI 6056
Producer Creed Taylor
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Keep Your Soul Together
Polar AC
High Energy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 1/5 stars[3]

Polar AC is a compilation album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. It was his sixth and final album released on Creed Taylor's CTI label and features performances by Hubbard, Hubert Laws, George Benson, Junior Cook, and Ron Carter. It was put together by CTI after Hubbard left the label to go to Columbia, and the tracks were recorded at different sessions, between 1971 and 1973.[4] The album featured pieces: "People Make the World Go Round" and "Betcha, By Golly Wow", recorded both on April 12, 1972, and "Son of Sky Dive" recorded around 1973. "Polar AC" (aka "Fantasy in D") came from First Light sessions, whilst "Naturally" was recorded during Sky Dive sessions, and both can be found on CD reissues of their respective albums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Polar AC" (Cedar Walton) - 6:56
  2. "People Make the World Go Round" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 5:54
  3. "Betcha by Golly, Wow" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 8:14
  4. "Naturally" (Nat Adderley) - 5:55
  5. "Son of Sky Dive" (Freddie Hubbard) - 13:21



  1. ^ CTI disco
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. Polar AC 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. 
  4. ^ CTI discography