REVIEW: Dusty Groove
Mid 80s effort from 2 of the greatest modern trumpeters to have put a horn to their lips. Woody & Freddie run through a set of tunes, all written by trumpeters, like Clifford Brown, Fats Navarro & Kenny Dorham, as well as their own, with a group of the then-young players on Blue Note, like Carl Allen & Kenny Garrett. The playing is crisp & tight, if not as over the top burning as the sides these players cut during their younger years, and includes "Lotus Blossum", "Hub-Tones" and 'Boperation".
Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Other than their joint appearance as sidemen on Benny Golson's Time Speaks in 1983, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw had never recorded together before Double Take. At this point in their evolution, Hubbard still gets the edge (his range is wider and he cannot be surpassed technically). Although Shaw tended to play more harmonically sophisticated lines and is remarkably inventive, they are both trumpet masters. Their meeting on Double Take was more of a collaboration than a trumpet battle; in fact, the brass giants only trade off briefly on "Lotus Blossom."