Born: July 7, 1930 | Died: May 30, 1986
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....
Hank Mobley: The Feelin's GoodBlue Note Records
Eight Classic AlbumsAtlantic
Hank Mobley: Hank Mobley (On Wax)Blue Note Records
Soul StationWinter & Winter
A Caddy For DaddyWinter & Winter
WorkoutBlue Note Records
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- Hank Mobley by Samuel Chell