On this day in 1965 Freddie was in Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliff, New Jersey finishing the recording of Blue Spirits that came out later in the year on long playing record. Among those with him that day was Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone and McCoy Tyner on piano. A week earlier Freddie had been in the same studio working on tracks for the record with different musicians including Joe Henderson on tenor sax.
This was just about Freddie’s last Blue Note session of the 1960s and is certainly one of his very best. Most would say that Ready For Freddie is his greatest Blue Note album, where would you rank this one?