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Sweet Return is a studio album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard recorded in June 1983 and released on the Atlantic Records label.

Sweet Return
Sweet Return.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJune 13 & 14 1983
Producerİlhan Mimaroğlu
Freddie Hubbard chronology
Back to Birdland
Sweet Return
The Rose Tattoo
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Lawrence Journal-WorldFavorable[2]
The Montreal GazetteFavorable[3]
The Windsor StarB [4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[5]


The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow calls the album "One of Freddie Hubbard's best albums since the early '70's".[6] Similarly, writing shortly after the album's release, both Chuck Berg of the Lawrence Journal-World and Peter Hadekel of the Montreal Gazette commended Hubbard's return to form, with Berg citing the trumpeter's "desire to play 'real' music sans the fads, frills and fancy stuff of pseudo-funk."[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Sweet Return" (Joan Cartwright) - 9:24
  2. "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 5:58
  3. "Whistling Away the Dark" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 5:06
  4. "Calypso Fred" (Hubbard) 4:13
  5. "Heidi-B" (Joanne Brackeen) - 12:54
  6. "The Night has a Thousand Eyes" (Buddy Bernier, Jerry Brainin) - 10:21



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ a b Berg, Chuck. "Freddie's 'Sweet Return' Eschews Past Funk Fads". The Lawrence Journal-World. January 8, 1984. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  3. ^ Hadekel, Peter. "Hubbard Returns to His Jazz Roots". The Montreal Gazette. March 1, 1984. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  4. ^ Stevens, Peter. "Jazz". The Windsor Star. March 24, 1984. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 106. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  6. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed 19 June 2009.