Ready for Freddie

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Ready for Freddie
Ready for Freddie.jpg
Studio album by Freddie Hubbard
Released Mid April 1962[1]
Recorded August 21, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz, hard bop
Length 42:33 original LP
Label Blue Note
BST 84085
Producer Alfred Lion
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Hub Cap
Ready for Freddie
The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Ready for Freddie is the fourth 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.[4]

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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 106. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Yanow, S. Hard Bop accessed December 7, 2009