Hank Mobley: High Voltage (1967) Liberty

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Selection: Two and One (Mobley) … Selection 2: Bossa Deluxe (Mobley) … Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) John Hicks (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Kenny Drew: Undercurrent (1960) Blue Note (more updates)

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Selection: Funk-cosity (Drew) . Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1960 Music One of Blue Note’s greatest sessions, Undercurrent … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: A Slice Of The Top (1966) Blue Note Connoisseur

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Underappreciated voices of the tenor: Hank Mobley Selection: Cute ‘n’ Pretty (Mobley) Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Kiane Zawadi (euphonium) Howard Johnson (tuba) James Spaulding (alto sax, flute) Hank Mobley (tenor sax, arranger) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Billy Higgins … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Poppin’ (1957) King Records

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Stereo that never was… Selection: Poppin’ – as published, in Stereo Or, as intended: Repeat Selection: Poppin’ – channels summed (50/50 “mono”) Artists: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Art Farmer (trumpet) Sonny Clark (piano) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe … Continue reading

UK auction, Blue Note Mobley 1568 sets new price benchmark

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An occasional post, tracking a significant auction outcome which should be of interest to all collectors and sellers. Whoa!! For a premium record that in tip-top condition often settles around the $5,000 benchmark, the most coveted and collectable record in … Continue reading

Hank Mobley/ Cedar Walton: Breakthrough (1972) Cobblestone

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POST UPDATED May 24, 2015: Simon Spillett on Mobley in Europe (see postscript) LJC Reminder: data request for your NYC Prestige records! Thanks to the twenty or so collectors who have sent their data in. Whether you have few or … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Roll Call (1960) Blue Note

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Selection 1: My Groove, Your Move   Selection 2: The Breakdown Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960 Music: … Continue reading

Mobley 1550: what’s it worth? Play Fantasy Ebay live. Now with result update

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Selection: Wham and they’re off (Mobley) Artists Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957 Music : It’s not BN 1568, but … Continue reading

Hank Mobley 1568: downtown Tokyo Shoot-out

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When it comes to the affordable pressings of classic Blue Note titles, Japanese vintage vinyl of the Seventies and Eighties offers an attractive proposition. Usually in immaculate condition, on near-silent vinyl, King and Toshiba offer an identifiably analog presentation, and they can be … Continue reading

Freddie Roach: Good Move (1963) Blue Note + poll Heroes of the Hammond

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Selection: When Malindy Sings Artists: Freddie Roach (organ) Eddie Wright (guitar) Clarence Johnston (drums) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 29, 1963 add Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) December 9, 1963 Music Some time since … Continue reading

Hank Mobley Dippin’ (1965) Liberty/ Blue Note

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Track Selection: The Vamp (Mobley) Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Harold Mabern (p) Larry Ridley (b) Billy Higgins (d)Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 18, 1965 Mobley at the age of 35, a well-seasoned tenor player second … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Goin’ Up (1960) Blue Note

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Track Selection: The Changing Scene (Mobley) Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 6, 1960 Music: Recorded five months after Open … Continue reading

Miles Davis in Person at the Blackhawk Vol1 Friday Night (1961) Fontana

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Track Selection: Walkin’ UPDATED, EXTRA TRACK Track Selection 2: Bye Bye Blackbird (The Amazon review post cited below made me listen again, and it reminded me, crikey Mobley was on top form that night, better than I have heard in … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Workout” (1961)

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Track Selection 1. Smokin’ Track Selection 2. Greasin’ Easy Artists Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 26, 1961 Music Here is one … Continue reading

Coltrane Mobley Sims Cohn: Tenor Conclave (1956) Prestige/ Esquire

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Track selection: Tenor Conclave (Mobley) Artists Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 7, 1956 Music A conclave is a secret meeting … Continue reading

Hank Mobley BN1568 (1957)

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Track Selection: “Mighty Moe and Joe” Artists Bill Hardman (tp) Curtis Porter (“Shafi Hadi”) (as, ts) Hank Mobley (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 23, 1957 Music A better than average … Continue reading

Dizzy Reece “Star Bright” (1959)

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Track Selection “The Rake” > Artists BN 4023 Dizzy Reece (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) Recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 19, 1959 Music Described by Cook and Morton as “a … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Caddy for Daddy” (1965)

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Track Selection: “Venus di Mildew” (W.Shorter) > Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Hank Mobley (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Billy Higgins (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1965 Music Wayne Shorter composition … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “No Room for Squares” (1963)

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Selected track: “Carolyn” a pretty ballad by Lee Morgan: I> BN 4149 No Room for Squares: Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Butch Warren (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March … Continue reading

Elmo Hope Sextet “Informal Jazz” (1956) Esquire

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Track Selection: “On it” Artists Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane, Hank Mobley (ts) Elmo Hope (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 7, 1956 Music A typical Prestige “blowing session” as the title … Continue reading

“Alone Together” Pepper vs Hank vs Grant Smackdown

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One of the things often overlooked are the songwriters credits. At least certainly by me. For many decades, “standards” were the accepted  jumping off platform for improvisation, not much of the tune in evidence.  It was not until the Sixties contemporary … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Another Monday night at Birdland (1958) Roulette

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Track Selection : Another Monday Night in Birdland – “Jamph”. Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb -2/4) Hank Mobley (ts) Billy Root (ts, bars) Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Charles “Specs” Wright (d) recorded “Birdland”, NYC, April 21, 1958 … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “The Turnaround!” (1965)

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IMAGES UPDATED: May 26, 2016 Track Selection: “The Turnaround” > Artists/Tracks The Turnaround consist of takes from two sessions, two years apart: Pat ‘N Chat, The Turnaround, Straight Ahead (Kismet), My Sin Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Butch … Continue reading