Freddy Hubbard

Freddy Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 7, 2017
Freddy Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth (1997)

Freddy Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb | 01:07:33
Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Fantasy Records | # FCD-9675-2

It's hardly a criticism of Freddy Cole to say that he sounds almost eerily like big brother Nat. They share an unmistakable vocal timbre that can only be attributed to incredibly fortunate genes. This 1997 Fantasy album is one of his best. A swinging collection of standards delivered with elegance, emotion, and a mature confidence. Few singers know their way around an old tune like Cole. An outstanding pianist (again like his brother), Cole bows out on the keyboards on all but one tune here in favor of soulful young phenom Cyrus Chestnut.
Freddy Kempf - Beethoven: Pathetique, Moonlight & Appassionata (2004) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Freddy Kempf - Beethoven: Pathetique, Moonlight & Appassionata (2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 62:49 minutes | 906 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The first disc we released with Freddy Kempf playing Beethoven (BIS-CD-1120) was welcomed with great acclaim all over the world. English reviewers called his interpretations "fresh, vibrant readings presented in a fluent eagerly communicative style‚ (Gramophone) and judged that "Kempf's insight into the character of each of these Olympian masterpieces is astonishing and is allied to formidable virtuosity and musicianship" (Sunday Telegraph). Of course the great thing about Beethoven, as with all great music, is that there are no definitive performances.

Freddy Cole - Rio De Janeiro Blue (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 14, 2017
Freddy Cole - Rio De Janeiro Blue (2001)

Freddy Cole - Rio De Janeiro Blue (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Latin Jazz | Label: Telarc | # CD-83525 | 00:52:40

Freddy Cole is a marvelous singer, combining consummate ease with a lyric and acute sense of melodic and rhythmic phrasing. Whether it's the lost love of the title song or the reliable romance of Cole Porter's "I Concentrate on You," Cole's warm baritone creates the impression that everything he sings has been made up on the spot, as if every lyric is the current sum of his thoughts and experiences. That conversational art is much in evidence in this mix of Brazilian and jazz tunes, extending to the way Cole interacts with his sidemen and they with him. There are two basic groups here, an all-star Latin septet with arrangements by pianist Arturo O'Farrill and Cole's own working quartet, but there are also several permutations in between. O'Farrill's work is tailor-made to Cole's throaty voice, mixing it with contrasting flute and guitar and complementary trombone timbres, the latter provided by Angel "Papa" Vazquez, just one of several superb soloists. Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander adds inventive, hard-swinging tenor to "I Concentrate"; Joe Beck's guitars define the delicacy of Jobim's "Sem Voce," sung here in the original Portuguese; and O'Farrill's piano is a dancing delight whenever it comes to the fore.

Freddy Cole - Love Makes The Changes (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 4, 2017
Freddy Cole - Love Makes The Changes (1998)

Freddy Cole - Love Makes The Changes (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Fantasy | # FCD-9681-2 | 00:55:39

When jazz vocalist Freddy Cole sings, it's with a built-in groove that's unshakeable, with warm, honeyed tones that wrap the lyrics in velvet and set them down firmly in the pocket. Cole has one great little album here; if you thought it was impossible to produce a modern-day jazz vocal album that's not infused with endless oodles-of-noodles riffing that shows you nothing except the ability of the vocalist to sing everything but the melody, be prepared for greatness. With a small combo led by pianist Cedar Walton and tenor saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., Cole has a backdrop that never gets in the way of his magic nor does anything that doesn't help the song. Timber-wise, he owes a lot of his phrasing to his older brother, Nat "King" Cole, and Francis Albert Sinatra, but Freddy ultimately remains his own man and that's what makes this album such a success. Ten or 12 stars, at least.

Freddy Cole - I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990) Re-Release 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at April 2, 2017
Freddy Cole - I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990) Re-Release 2004

Freddy Cole - I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990) Re-Release 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: HighNote | # HCD 7125 | 01:08:22

One can sympathize with Freddie Cole's plight. The younger brother of Nat King Cole, Freddie has spent most of his life in his brother's shadow, even though Nat died in 1965. The problem is that Freddie is also a pianist/vocalist and sometimes performs similar material. In fact, the title of this CD is a bit absurd, since Cole is heard playing in the same type of group that Nat made famous (a trio with guitarist Ed Zad and bassist Eddie Edwards) and his repertoire includes such songs as "Home Fried Potatoes," "To Whom It May Concern," "The Best Man," and a ten-minute, six-song "Nat Cole Medley." Add to that such originals as "He Was the King" and "I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me," and one is not allowed to forget for a moment that Freddie was Nat's brother. Actually, Freddie has an older and raspier voice (which is natural, since he has outlived Nat) and his piano style is more tied to 1950s jazz (such as Red Garland) than to swing. This fairly definitive CD from Freddie Cole does give one a strong sampling of his talents.
Freddie Hubbard - Back To Birdland (1982) {Drive Archive DE2-41036}

Freddie Hubbard - Back To Birdland (1982) {Drive Archive DE2-41036}
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© 1982, 1994 Drive Archive | DE2-41036
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Trumpet

This well-recorded outing (which has been reissued on CD by Drive Archive) was trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's first worthwhile studio recording (with the exception of Super Blue) since the mid-'70s. Essentially a bebop date, Hubbard is teamed with a sextet comprised of altoist Richie Cole, trombonist Ashley Alexander, pianist George Cables, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer John Dentz; altoist Med Flory sits in on "Byrdlike." Hubbard shows on such standards as "Shaw Nuff," "Star Eyes" and "Lover Man" that he could still play straightahead jazz with the best of them, Alexander is featured on "Stella by Starlight" and Cole is also in excellent form.
Freddie Hubbard - Anthology: The Soul-Jazz and Fusion Years 66-82 (2002) {2CD Soul Brother Records CD SBPJ 10 D}

Freddie Hubbard - Anthology: The Soul-Jazz and Fusion Years 66-82 (2002) {2CD Soul Brother Records CD SBPJ 10 D}
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© 1966-82, 2002 Soul Brother Records / Passion Music | CD SBPJ 10 D
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Trumpet / Flugelhorn

This collection on the U.K.'s Soul Brother imprint is a very compelling look at a big slice of Freddie Hubbard's long career as a leader, and one that gets ignored for the most part. Hubbard recorded over 20 records between Backlash, his Atlantic debut in 1966, and Ride Like the Wind for Elektra in 1982, with lengthy stops at Columbia and CTI (as well some straight hard bop and post-bop outings for labels Fantasy and Pablo). In many cases, some of these original recordings were not only disregarded by more traditional jazzheads, they were regarded with outright hostility. It didn't matter to Hubbard, however, because at the time, these were among his best-selling albums and connected with the public deeply.
Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero Volume 2: More Influential Federal Recordings (2002)

Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero Volume 2: More Influential Federal Recordings (2002)
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Genre: Blues, Rock & Roll, Early Blues Rock | Label: Ace Records | # CDCHD 861 | Time: 01:12:43

This is something of a sequel to the 1993 Ace compilation of early King sides titled Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions, though it took Ace nearly a decade to unleash the companion volume. All of the 24 tracks were recorded between 1961 and 1966, though some of the songs weren't released until after 1966, in a few cases not for decades; indeed, four alternate takes make their first appearance here. All of King's chart records occurred in 1961, and all were included on the prior Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions, so this couldn't qualify as the first-choice early King; there's no "Hide Away" or "San-Ho-Zay" here. On a musical level, though, this isn't much different in nature or quality than what you'll find on the earlier anthology. Split between vocals and instrumentals, it's top-notch R&B-blues-rock & roll crossover with stinging guitar and soulful vocals, even if the similarity of some of the songs might turn off non-aficionados.
Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions (1993) [Re-Up]

Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions (1993)
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Electric Texas Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Ace Records | # CDCHD 454 | Time: 01:08:59

Of the Three 'Kings' of the blues (BB, Albert and Freddy), Freddy King is perhaps the least well known these days. He enjoyed cross-over success with the white rock audiences of the 70s (hitting with albums for Cotillion, RSO and Shelter and touring extensively - his 'live' LP for German label Crosscut is about the closest thing to heavy metal blues imaginable). Yet his death from hepatitis in 1976 robbed Freddy of the kind of acclaim that the current blues revival has given BB, Albert and John Lee Hooker. There was a time, though, in the mid-'60s when his singles were among the most influential in blues, particularly for British and European audiences. His instrumental singles Hideaway and Drivin' Sideways were issued on Sue and covered by every white blues group that knew what was really happening on the R&B scene. Those two sides plus classics like (The Welfare) Turns It's Back On You, See See Baby, The Stumble and San-Ho-Zay were covered by the likes of Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Peter Green, Albert Collins and Chicken Shack.

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 21, 2016
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
DVDRip | MKV | 720 x 296 | x264 @ 936 Kbps | 93 min | 838 Mb
Audio: English AAC 2.0 @ 129 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: None
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

It's been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn't going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself.