First Light (studio album) by Freddie Hubbard

First Light
First Light by Freddie Hubbard
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 10,017th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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73/100 (from 15 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1971 (157th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,532nd)
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FREDDIE HUBBARD: FIRST LIGHT ~ Original 1971 Vinyl LP ~ CTI Records/CTI-6013
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Time left: 1d 8h 26m 26s
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FREDDIE HUBBARD First Light CTI LP VG++ canada gatefold *
Condition: Used
Time left: 2d 9h 31m 26s
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Freddie Hubbard bestography

First Light is ranked 3rd best out of 37 albums by Freddie Hubbard on

The best album by Freddie Hubbard is Red Clay which is ranked number 5758 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 224.

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From 10/07/2017 22:49
The CTI label’s notorious for adding string and brass arrangements to their albums. This is an above-average example, but it teeters a little too close to muzak for my taste. I vastly prefer Hubbard’s previous CTI record, Straight Life. Fantastic jazz-funk that doesn’t stint on the jazz. Has all the great jazz musicians on here plus Joe Henderson.
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From 12/14/2016 21:04
What happens when Freddie Hubbard expands his musical vision and enlists the likes of George Benson and Jack DeJohnette to bring it to reality? This masterpiece, that's what. This is a top-flight jazz album in every regard which covers and blends a variety of jazz genres into a seamless wonder.
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