"On this session, [John Gilmore] didn't play like Wayne Shorter or Joe Henderson, but he played the type of sound that I heard for the album. When he played that solo on Caravan, I said, 'Man, what is this?'... It was kind of a Coltrane sound, and I liked that because he didn't play like anybody else. When I wrote those arrangements, I didn't really know what they were going to sound like. But I had an idea that by getting Art [Davis] and Louis [Hayes] and Tommy [Flanagan] and John [Gilmore] that they would, some kind of way, gel. See, if you get certain combination of guys, they can get a sound... I was going through some changes then, man. I was getting ready to break up with my wife, I had a son that I had to leave. I've listened to that one a lot over the years. I did some of my best playing on that."
—Freddie Hubbard on The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard, his first leadership date for Impulse in 1962, from Ashley Kahn's The House That Trane Built (2006).