Loved Freddie, and sorry to hear of his passing...though if we're to believe, he's in the musical kingdom...
Freddie Hubbard played trumpet like few other in the world of jazz. Incredible control, dynamic as any, with beautiful improvisational interpretation. So many jazz trumpeters of the early 50's-late 60's played the soul of jazz, but often lacked the licks. Now-a-days, all too many blow the horn, but forget it's music they are conveying.
Freddie Hubbard was a rare gem. Check out "The Trumpet Summit Meets the Oscar Peterson Big Four". All three horn players; Hubbard, Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie are of the finest caliber, but Hubbard......man. Just check it out. Hubbard has been a huge influence on my son, an aspiring trumpeter, since his early exposure to the world of jazz and the horn.