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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”

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Albums

Hank Mobley: The Feelin's Good
Hank Mobley: The...
Blue Note Records
2013
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Dig Dis
Atlantic
2011
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Eight Classic Albums
Atlantic
2011
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Hank Mobley: Hank Mobley (On Wax)
Hank Mobley: Hank...
Blue Note Records
2009
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[no cover]
Soul Station
Winter & Winter
2008
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Complete Blue Note Fifties Sessions
Complete Blue Note...
Mosaic Records
2008
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