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Freddie Hubbard, Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 70

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Freddie Hubbard plays in Rochester, N.Y. 1976 | Photo by Tom Marcello via Flickr

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard died today at Sherman Oaks Hospital after suffering a heart attack late last month. It was just a few months ago that he was on stage, still playing despite health problems in recent years. His last concert was in June in New York at an album release party for his final album--"On The Real Side."

Hubbard is a featured player on some of the greatest albums ever:

  • John Coltrane - Ole!, Ascension, Africa Brass
  • Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
  • Ornette Coleman - Free Jazz
  • Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
  • Oliver Nelson - Blues And The Abstract Truth

In 1972, he won a Grammy for the album "First Light" under the best jazz performance by a group category. You will be sorely missed Mr. Hubbard.

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