This album is frequently left off of the top lists of Freddie Hubbard recordings. It wasn’t the first record and it wasn’t the last either (it was the 11th actually, but his first live album as a leader). The Night of the Cookers was recorded at Club La Marchal in Brooklyn (formerly on Nostrand & President) on April 9 & 10, 1965. When originally released, it was split into two discs by Blue Note Records with two songs on each side—though it was eventually brought together into a single package. While often overlooked, this album places two of the preeminent trumpet players of all time together for two nights in Brooklyn ripping up the stage as they trade lines back and forth in Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard.

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 Along with Hubbard and Morgan, the band is filled out with veterans James Spaulding on alto and flute, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Larry Ridley, drummer Pete La Roca, and Big Black on congas. Take a listen to Freddie Hubbard live in Brooklyn with The Night of the Cookers:


 10/5: Revive Big Band headed by trumpeter Igmar Thomas will be performing the music of Freddie Hubbard,Wayne Shorter and more, celebrating the legacy of Brooklyn Jazz musicians with special guests legendary saxophonist Oliver Lake and trumpeter Sean Jones.

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