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MILESTONES: 50th Anniversary of Freddie Hubbard's Straight Life

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Critically-acclaimed trumpeter and newly published author, Jeremy Pelt, joins Angélika Beener to discuss Freddie Hubbard's 1971 release Straight Life, from the CTI label. Together they discuss the state of the music at the top of the 1970s, and how Hubbard's under-explored yet highly influential release would shape things to come for trumpeters and jazz music as a whole.

Milestones theme produced by Riley K. Glasper

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Angélika Beener is an award-winning journalist, DJ, host and producer. Angélika has contributed her work to Downbeat, TIDAL, The Huffington Post, NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and National Public Radio. In addition, she has contributed liner notes to several acclaimed recording projects, including two GRAMMY®-winning albums. A journalist who writes about music and culture at the intersections of race, gender, and generation, her work in public radio has been recognized by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The New York Association of Black Journalists.