20 nov. 2008


Herbie Hancock. Empyrean Isles. (1964)

What if you take Miles Davis's 1960s quintet and take out Miles himself, replacing him with Freddie Hubbard? Tony Williams cymbal sound on this album is unbelievably sweet. Hubbard is probably my favorite trumpet player aside from Miles himself and Clifford. His tone is so warm and inviting. You probably know "Cantaloupe Island," but the whole recording is worth checking out.