Format: CD

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Release date: 6 Jul 2018
Format: CD
Grade: New (About gradings)
Number of discs: 2
SKU: 100736
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‘Gleam’ is an outstanding live album that was recorded in Tokyo in 1975 and only came out as a double album in Japan at that time. It features tracks from Hubbard’s then recent and forthcoming CTI/ Columbia LPs.  ‘Put It In The Pocket’ has an edgy Headhunters feel though comparisons to Miles ‘On The Corner’ are not wide of the mark.  Featured keyboard player George Cables composed the beautiful ‘Ebony Moonbeams’.  There is a subdued version of the Stylistics ‘Betcha By Golly Wow’.  ‘Spirits Of Trane’ is a forceful modal number that finds the trumpeter in characteristic lung busting form.  Hubbard’s other composition ‘Kuntu’ is a 22-minute Spiritual Jazz opus.  Pleasing covers of ‘Midnight At The Oasis’ and Stevie’s ‘Too High’ complete what is a classic live set that finds Hubbard and co in fine form.  Awesome.

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