Hank Mobley - Artist of the Week July 7 2015

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Hank Mobley - Artist of the Week July 7 2015

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:July 6, 2015

Hank Mobley, "one of the Blue Note label's definitive hard bop artists" (Steve Huey, AllMusic.com) at saxophone, is the San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting July 7, 2015! Listen to Jazz 88.3 all week as our on-air Jazz hosts share their favorite Mobley tunes with you. Share your favorite Hank Mobley composition or collaboration with us and other Jazz fans using the Comment feature below or via any of Jazz 88.3 social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter @Jazz88

Hank Mobley - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week - July 7, 2015

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Hank Mobley On The Web

  • Hank Mobley Biography at BlueNote.com (Steve Huey): "His solo lines were full of intricate rhythmic patterns that were delivered with spot-on precision, and he was no slouch harmonically either. As a charter member of Horace Silver's Jazz Messengers, Mobley helped inaugurate the hard bop movement: jazz that balanced sophistication and soulfulness, complexity and earthy swing, and whose loose structure allowed for extended improvisations. As a solo artist, he began recording for Blue Note in the latter half of the '50s, and hit his peak in the first half of the '60s with hard bop cornerstones like Soul Station, No Room for Squares, and A Caddy for Daddy."
  • Hank Mobley Downbeat Interview, August 17, 1973: "It’s hard to get your own thing together, then play something of Monk’s. He’s unique; if you try to go his way don’t think you’ll bring your own self out. To me, if you’re with Monk you should play in the upper register as much as you can. Then it blends with him, ’cause he plays precise-like. A few saxophones could play with Monk. One was Trane, one was Rollins, the other was-me!"

Hank Mobley In The Jazz 88.3 Music Library

There are more than 30 collections of music by Hank Mobley, as both a leader and in groups, in the Jazz 88.3 Music Library. And this doesn't include all of his recordings with The Jazz Messengers! Check out the list below. 

Do you have a favorite Hank Mobley album, tune, or concert? If so, let us know on the KSDS San Diego Jazz 88.3 Facebook page or Tweet it @Jazz88 and we'll share it with the world!

AlbumArtistRecord Label
A Caddy For DaddyHank MobleyBlue Note
A Slice Of The TopHank MobleyBlue Note
A-1 The Savoy SessionsLee Morgan & Hank MobleySavoy Jazz
Another WorkoutHank MobleyBlue Note
Blue Note Perfect TakesHank MobleyBlue Note
Blue PorterHank MobleyBlue Note
Breakthrough!The Cedar Walton/Hank Mobley QuintetSavoy Jazz
DippinHank MobleyBlue Note
Far Away LandsHank Mobley 
Good Time Blues: The Ultimate Tenor Sax CollectionHank Mobleygood times
H. Ballard & His MidnightersHank MobleyBear Family Records
HI VoltageHank MobleyBlue Note
Jazz Message #2Hank MobleySavoy Jazz
Jazz-Club - Tenor SaxHank MobleyJazz Club Tenor Sax
MessagesHank MobleyFantasy Inc.
No Room For SquaresHank Mobley 
Peckin TimeHank MobleyBlue Note
QuintetHank MobleyBlue Note
Reach OutHank MobleyBlue Note
Roll CallHank Mobley 
SanctifiedHank MobleyBlue Note
Soul StationHank MobleyBlue Note
Straight No FilterHank Mobley 
Sugar HipsHank MobleyJazz Club
The Birth Of Hard Pop - Featuring Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Hank MobleyMorgan/Byrd/Mobley 
The FlipHank MobleyBlue Note
The Hank Mobley QuintetMobley, HankBlue Note Records
The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley, Vol. 1Hank MobleySavoy Jazz
The TurnaroundHank MobleyBlue Note
Thinking Of HomeHank MobleyBlue Note
Third SeasonHank MobleyBlue Note
Triple BillBill Mobley Sextet 
WorkoutHank MobleyBlue Note Records
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