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The Motet's Dave Watts Plans Freddie Hubbard Tribute in Denver for 5.25.13

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published May 03, 2013

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Freddie Hubbard (1938-2008) is known as one of the great jazz trumpeters of his era. On May 25th, he will receive a tribute show at Denver's Quixote's True Blue organized by Dave Watts, drummer of The Motet.

Watts has posted an event on facebook called Dave Watts and Friends present The 70's Funk of Freddie Hubbard with the following note:

This show is going to be so dope y'all!! If you don't know Freddie's music from this era, check it out and come rock it with us. My friends for this show are:
Gabe Mervine - trumpet
Matt Pitts - sax
Dan Schwindt - guitar
john Grigsby - bass
Stephen Thurston - keys

If you aren't familiar with Freddie Hubbard's '70s funk work, check out this YouTube audio of "Crisis", which was re-worked from a song he had originally written and recorded in 1961:

And if you aren't familiar with The Motet, check out this YouTube audio of "Nemesis":

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Via: Jambands.com

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