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    First Light (Pure Pleasure)

    Freddie Hubbard was one of the most prolific jazz trumpeters in the business. He played a hot and sassy horn! When he was teamed up with George Benson, Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter (just to name a few) on this one of many Creed Taylor-produced collaborations, he most deservedly won the Grammy!


    The opening title song First Light has an ethereal beginning with a diverse arrangement. An unusual arrangement of Paul McCartney's Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey is most satisfying. Henry Mancini's Moment To Moment has a hauntingly sweet sound. Lonely Town is darkly complex.


    There are many sides and moods to each of the songs within this original work. With stylish jazzy rhythms and rich orchestrations, this is THE Freddie Hubbard album to have!


    Musicians:


    • Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn)
    • Richard Wyands (piano)
    • Hubert Laws (flute)
    • Ron Carter (bass)
    • Phil Kraus (vibraphone)
    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)
    • Airto Moreira (percussion) and strings



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. First Light
    2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
    3. Moment to Moment
    4. Yesterday's Dreams
    5. Lonely Town
    Freddie Hubbard
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Straight Life (Pure Pleasure) Straight Life (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Straight Life (Pure Pleasure)

    Recorded between trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's better-known classics Red Clay and First Light, Straight Life is actually arguably Hubbard's greatest recording. Hubbard, joined by an all-star group that includes tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, guitarist George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jack DeJohnette, is frequently astounding on Straight Life (check out that introduction) and Mr. Clean, constructing classic solos. The very memorable set is rounded off by the trumpeter's duet with Benson on a lyrical version of the ballad Here's That Rainy Day. This exciting album is essential for all serious jazz collections.



    Musicians:



    • Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone)

    • Herbie Hancock (piano)

    • George Benson (guitar)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)

    • Richard Pablo Landrum (percussion)

    • Weldon Irvine (tambourine)



    Recording: November 1970 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Straight Life
    2. Mr. Clean
    3. Here's That Rainy Day
    Freddie Hubbard
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • First Light First Light Quick View

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    First Light


    Numbered, Limited Edition of 2,000 Copies


    Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany


    Mastered from Original Analog Tapes by Bernie Grundman


    Features Herbie Hancock on Rhodes


    Freddie Hubbard entered Creed Taylor's studio for the
    third time in 1971 with the express purpose of making
    a record radically different from anything he'd cut
    before; he was looking for it to use electricity and to be
    out of the soul-jazz mold, but was also more ambitious
    and wanted to push that envelope and himself. Taylor
    and Hubbard assembled a band that included Herbie
    Hancock , Eric Gale, George Benson, Ron Carter,
    Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, and Richard Wyands.
    The album is part of a loose trilogy including his two
    previous records, Red Clay and Straight Life. Now
    available in its essential form, First Light was mastered
    from original analog tapes and pressed on 180gram
    audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas.

    1. First Light
    2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

    3. Moment to Moment
    4. Yesterday's Dreams
    5. Lonely Town
    Freddie Hubbard
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Straight Life Straight Life Quick View

    $29.99
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    Straight Life

    Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies


    Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany


    Mastered from Original Analog Tapes By Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman


    Features Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Ron Carter, and Jack DeJohnette


    Straight Life, arguably trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's greatest recording, features an all-star group that includes tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, guitarist George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Recorded in 1970 between Hubbard's better-known CTI releases, Red Clay and First Light, the album was also engineered by Rudy Van Gelder and produced by Creed Taylor. This 180gram audiophile-grade vinyl reissue, which was mastered from original tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas in Germany, shines new light on this amazing, underrated recording.

    1. Straight Life
    2. Mr. Clean
    3. Here's That Rainy Day
    Freddie Hubbard
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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