Dominic Walker: Flying high
This week we’ll focus on trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard. Born in Indianapolis on April 7, 1938, Hubbard played with another Indianapolis native, Wes Montgomery, while still in his teens. He moved to New York at age 20 and within two years released his first recording, Open Sesame, on the storied Blue Note Records label. Early on, Freddie experimented with avant-garde jazz alongside Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane but in 1961 replaced Lee Morgan in the renowned hard bop outfit Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. [Photo: flickr.com_people_11447043@N00/]
Dominic Walker will be flying high on our Jazz Trip@Ten including focus artist of the week Freddie Hubbard’s “Sky Dive.” Then later, on the Midnight Standard, we’ll hear another version of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust.” The adventure begins tonight at nine on WUSF 89.7.