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Trumpeter David Weiss of the New Jazz Composers Octet – a friend and colleague of Freddie Hubbard provides corrected information to last week’s report of Hubbard’s hospitalization for a heart attack:

Freddie did not collapse, he was having trouble breathing and was taken by ambulance to Sherman Oaks hospital on Wednesday, November 26. He did have a heart attack. He was unconscious for a couple of days, induced by his doctors who thought the treatment they were giving him would cause him too much pain if he was conscious. He has been awake for around two weeks now. He is still hooked up to breathing apparatus but again is conscious and coherent. He is getting stronger every day but has a ways to go.

Not the best of all worlds, but surely this is good news in that Hubbard is not lying comatose or near death. Black Plastic Bag wishes him best wishes for a speedy recovery and is delighted to have been incorrect.