Freddie Jacobs – Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Trumpeter/Flugelhorn player and musician, Fred Jacobs, came up to me at the JEN Conference and handed me a CD. I asked, ‘What is this?’ He smiled and pointed to my name as producer on the CD jacket. The CD he handed me is titled, ‘Jacobs’ Ladder’. It contains four wonderful Jazz tracks featuring: Freddie Jacobs – Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Adam Kolker-Sax/Flute, Chris Washburne-Trombone, Harvie S-Bass, Yoron Israel-Drums, Renato Thoms-Percussion and I produced it. We recorded it in 1999, I can visualize the studio and the session, but never knew what happened to the recording. When I got home from the JEN Conference, I put it on. Old friends emerged from my speakers. Freddie is a highly musical soloist and the band was smokin’. I was happy to reunite with some music that I helped shape.
Thanks Freddie for having the faith and for your music!