Up Jumped Spring
|"Up Jumped Spring"|
|Song by Freddie Hubbard with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers|
|from the album Three Blind Mice|
|Recorded||18 March 1962|
|Label||United Artists Records|
"Up Jumped Spring" is a jazz waltz by Freddie Hubbard which debuted in 1962 on the album Three Blind Mice while he was a member of The Jazz Messengers with trombonist Curtis Fuller, tenor saxophone player Wayne Shorter, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Jymie Merritt, and drummer Art Blakey. Hubbard did not record the song under his own name until his 1966 Atlantic recording Backlash. It has been recorded more than 150 times since. Abbey Lincoln added lyrics on her 1991 album You Gotta Pay the Band. Up Jumped Spring is a fairly common jam session waltz.Its structure (A-A-B-A 16-16-8-16) is similar to the song Speak Low by Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash. Along with Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most and Joy Spring, it is one of three songs about the Spring season eagerly adopted by jazz musicians.
- Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Three Blind Mice (1962)
- Richard "Groove" Holmes - Soul Mist! (recorded 1966, released 1970)
- Freddie Hubbard - Backlash (1966)
- Walter Bishop Jr. - Soliloquy (1976)
- Meredith D'Ambrosio - Lost in His Arms (1976 - vocal)
- George Cables - Whisper Not (recorded 1981, released 1987)
- Freddie Hubbard - Born to Be Blue (recorded 1981, released 1982)
- Ben Sidran - Bop City (1983)
- Kirk Lightsey - First Affairs (1986)
- George Coleman - At Yoshi's (1989)
- Mulgrew Miller, Reggie Workman, Freddie Waits - Trio Transition (1987)
- Frank Morgan - Mood Indigo (1989)
- Benny Golson - Up, Jumped Spring (1990)
- McCoy Tyner - Autumn Mood (1991) (Recorded as "Up, Jump, Spring")
- Abbey Lincoln featuring Stan Getz - You Gotta Pay the Band (1991)
- John Hicks - Beyond Expectations (1993)
- Louis Hayes - The Super Quartet (1994)
- David "Fathead" Newman - Under a Woodstock Moon (1996)
- Billy Taylor Trio - Music Keeps Us Young (1996)
- Arturo Sandoval - Trumpet Evolution (2003)
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