Sweet Return

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Sweet Return
Sweet Return.jpg
Studio album by Freddie Hubbard
Released 1983
Recorded June 13 & 14 1983
Genre Jazz
Label Atlantic
Producer İlhan Mimaroğlu
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Back to Birdland
(1983)Back to Birdland1983
Sweet Return
The Rose Tattoo
(1983)The Rose Tattoo1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Lawrence Journal-World Favorable[2]
The Montreal Gazette Favorable[3]
The Windsor Star B [4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[5]

Sweet Return is a studio album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard recorded in June 1983 and released on the Atlantic Records label.


The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow calls the album "One of Freddie Hubbard's best albums since the early '70's".[6] Similarly, writing shortly after the album's release, both Chuck Berg of the Lawrence Journal-World and Peter Hadekel of the Montreal Gazette commended Hubbard's return to form, with Berg citing the trumpeter's "desire to play 'real' music sans the fads, frills and fancy stuff of pseudo-funk."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sweet Return" (Joan Cartwright) - 9:24
  2. "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 5:58
  3. "Whistling Away the Dark" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 5:06
  4. "Calypso Fred" (Hubbard) 4:13
  5. "Heidi-B" (Joanne Brackeen) - 12:54
  6. "The Night has a Thousand Eyes" (Buddy Bernier, Jerry Brainin) - 10:21



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ a b Berg, Chuck. "Freddie's 'Sweet Return' Eschews Past Funk Fads". The Lawrence Journal-World. January 8, 1984. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  3. ^ Hadekel, Peter. "Hubbard Returns to His Jazz Roots". The Montreal Gazette. March 1, 1984. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  4. ^ Stevens, Peter. "Jazz". The Windsor Star. March 24, 1984. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 106. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  6. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed 19 June 2009.