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Freddie Hubbard Returns from 7-Year Break with New CD, ‘On the Real Side’

Trumpet great Freddie Hubbard will return to the music scene June 24 after a seven-year hiatus with the release of On the Real Side on Times Square Records. Hubbard, who’s known for his technical brilliance and soulful sense of melody, found his career altogether changed in 1992. Years of hard playing caused his upper lip to pop, and the infected tissue was so damaged and sore that Hubbard was unable to play with the same speed, attack and endurance that he used to.

“It’s really something when you lose your chops like that,” Hubbard said

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