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Hank Mobley

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: July 7, 1930 | Died: May 30, 1986    

Hank Mobley

As one of the founding members of the original Jazz Messengers, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was part of a brilliant innovation. Bebop's second generation of players had pulled the music into a tailspin of virtuosity. But there was a new inspirational sound taking hold, with roots in gospel and blues. By combining the best of bebop with the soulful new thing springing up, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley and Doug Watkins fashioned a sound with a percussive, street feel inspired by the hot steam grates and pavement they walked, the propulsive drive of the lives they were leading....
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”Hank Mobley is the most lyrical saxophonist I’ve ever heard. He sang into his horn.” —Benny Golson”
  • Hank Mobley: The Feelin's Good

    Blue Note Records
    2013
  • Dig Dis

    Atlantic
    2011
  • Eight Classic Albums

    Atlantic
    2011
  • Hank Mobley: Hank Mobley (On Wax)

    Blue Note Records
    2009
  • Soul Station

    Winter & Winter
    2008
  • A Caddy For Daddy

    Winter & Winter
    2008
  • Workout

    Blue Note Records
    2006
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