Trumpetizer Freddie Hubbard's third session for Blue Note resulted in this fine album with the hokey title, Hub Cap. On this 1961 album, Freddie is joined by tromboner Julian Priester, saxaphoner Jimmy Heath, drummist Philly Joe Jones, pianiologist Cedar Walton, and Larry Ridley on bass . The pinnacle of the album is the track "Plexus" written by Cedar Walton, but the album conatins four original Hubbard compositions. Hub Cap is also noteworthy for it's use of trombone for a three horn attack (like a triceratops.) So impressed with this album and instrumentation was Mr. Art Blakey that he enlisted Hubbard, and Cedar Walton for his Jazz Messengers, but Blakey opted to give the tromboning job to Curtis Fuller rather than Priester, sometimes Art was a dick like that. Hub Cap may not be Freddie's best album, but it is a benchmark in the career of one jazz's most innovative players.