Ready for Freddie

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Ready for Freddie
Ready for Freddie.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMid April 1962[1]
RecordedAugust 21, 1961
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz, hard bop
Length42:33 original LP
LabelBlue Note
BST 84085
ProducerAlfred Lion
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Hub Cap
Ready for Freddie
The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings4/4 stars[4]

Ready for Freddie is an album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and was released on the Blue Note label in 1962 as BLP 4085 and BST 84085. In 2003, it was remastered and published on CD support. The two alternate takes didn't appear on the original LP. It features performances by Hubbard, Bernard McKinney, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Art Davis and Elvin Jones.


The album was identified by Scott Yanow in his Allmusic essay "Hard Bop" as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Arietis" - 6:41
  2. "Weaver of Dreams" (Elliott, Young) - 6:35
  3. "Marie Antoinette" (Shorter) - 6:38
  4. "Birdlike" - 10:15
  5. "Crisis" - 11:33
  6. "Arietis" [alternate take] - 5:51
  7. "Marie Antoinette" [alternate take] (Shorter) - 6:15
All compositions by Freddie Hubbard except as indicated



  1. ^ Billboard Apr 28, 1962
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 106. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Yanow, S. Hard Bop accessed December 7, 2009