Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Freddie Hubbard Memorial Broadcast on WKCR

Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard died yesterday. (Peter Keepnews' obituary in the New York Times offers a rather frank assessment of his contributions to jazz history and the short-comings of some of his recordings.)

WKCR began a memorial broadcast at noon today (immediately following the conclusion of the Bach Festival). Phil Schaap has been hosting so far and doing a typically excellent job of paying tribute and providing an education-and-a-half. The broadcast is going to continue through New Year's Day, so there is a lot of time still to check out some Freddie Hubbard and learn a bit about this great player.

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