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Latest update : 2008-12-30

Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who played alongside legendary figures such as John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock, passed away in California following complications from a heart attack. He was 70 years old.

AFP - Influential jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard has died in Los Angeles aged 70, US media reports said Monday.
  
Hubbard, who played alongside legendary figures such as John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock, passed away in California following complications from a heart attack suffered last month.
  
The Grammy-winning musician was renowned for his "hard bop" trumpet style found on several albums during the 1960s, most notably Ornette Coleman's "Free Jazz" and Coltrane's "Ascension."
  
Born in Indianapolis in 1938, Hubbard rose to fame after moving to New York at the age of 20, where his trademark improvisations and compositions quickly gained attention.
  
His breakthrough record, 1961's "Ready for Freddie", was the first of several successful collaborations with saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
  
Hubbard, who won a Grammy in 1972 for his album "First Light," was honored with the National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Award in 2006.
  

Date created : 2008-12-30

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