Frederick Dewayne Hubbard (born April 7 1938 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American jazz trumpeter. Known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles, Hubbard is commonly ranked among the greatest trumpeters and jazz musicians to come to prominence in the 1950s.
Along with two other jazz trumpeters also born in 1938, Lee Morgan (d. 1972) and Booker Little (d. 1961), Hubbard exerted a strong influence on the direction of jazz in the 1960s. He recorded extensively for Blue Note Records in the late '50s and '60s: eight albums as a bandleader, and twenty-eight as a sideman.  Most of these recordings are regarded as classics.
In his youth, Hubbard associated with various musicians in Indianapolis, including Wes Montgomery and Montgomery's brothers. Chet Baker was an early influence, although Hubbard soon aligned himself with the approach of his contemporaries Miles Davis and Clifford Brown, while also drawing inpiration from earlier trumpeters, especially Fats...
(LiveDaily.com) Influential jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who worked alongside such figures as John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, has died at the age of 70.... continued