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
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

Ready for Freddie is an album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, released on the Blue Note label in 1962 as BLP 4085 and BST 84085. In 2003, it was remastered and issued on CD with the addition of two alternate takes. It contains 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" (Jack Elliott, Victor Young) – 6:35
  3. "Marie Antoinette" (Wayne 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



Chart performance for Ready for Freddie
Chart (2021) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 181


  1. ^ Billboard Apr 28, 1962
  2. ^ AllMusic Review
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 732. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 106. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ Yanow, S. Hard Bop accessed December 7, 2009
  6. ^ " – Freddie Hubbard with Wayne Shorter – Ready for Freddie" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 31, 2021.