"DOUBLE TAKE." Freddie Hubbard/Woody Shaw. Blue Note BT 85121. According to the producer, Michael Cuscuna, six years separated the concept of this album and its execution. Late or not, it was an idea brimming with logic, inspiration and integration.
Though Shaw is six years Hubbard's junior, basically they are products of the same post-bop generation. Playing tunes either self-written or by other trumpeters (Clifford Brown's joyful blues "Sandu," Lee Morgan's "Desert Moonlight," Kenny Dorham's "Lotus Blossom"), they interact superbly; their togetherness on Fats Navarro's "Boperation" is even more of a delight than their individual solos. 4 1/2 stars.