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Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley
Born: Jul 7, 1930 in Eastman, GA
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Died: May 30, 1986 in Philadelphia, PA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: One of the Blue Note label's definitive hard bop artists, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley remains somewhat underappreciated for his straightforward, swinging style. Any characterization of Mobley invariably begins with critic Leonard Feather's assertion that he was the "middleweight champion of the tenor ...Read full biography
Soul Station
Released: 1960
Label: EMI
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Often overlooked, perhaps because he wasn't a great innovator in jazz but merely a stellar performer, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was at the peak of his powers on Soul Station. Recorded with a superstar ...Read full review
The Rudy Van Gelder Edition: Roll Call [Expanded]
Released: 1960
Label: EMI
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From the moment when Art Blakey comes crashing in to establish a kinetic Latin groove on the eponymous opening song, Hank Mobley's Roll Call [Expanded] explodes with energy. The first horn heard here is ...Read full review
More Hank Mobley albums: Main Albums (36), Compilations (19)