Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley

jazz, Hard Bop, saxophone, bebop, Blue Note Records

Henry (Hank) Mobley (July 7, 1930 – May 30, 1986) was an American hard bop and soul jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. Mobley was described by Leonard Feather as the "middleweight champion of the tenor saxophone", a metaphor used to describe his tone that was neither as aggressive as John Coltrane nor as mellow as Stan Getz. His style was laid-back, subtle and melodic, especially in contrast with players like Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, and it took many jazz connoisseurs until after his demise to fully appreciate his talent.

Peckin' Time [1958]
  • 1. High and Flighty (6:05)
  • 2. High and Flighty (Alternate Take) (6:30)
  • 3. Speak Low (7:12)
  • 4. Speak Low (Alternate Take) (7:13)
  • 5. Peckin' Time (4:11)
  • 6. Stretchin' Out (9:01)
  • 7. Stretchin' Out (Alternate Take) (6:46)
  • 8. Git-Go Blues (12:25)

Bass – Paul Chambers Drums – Charlie Persip Piano – Wynton Kelly Tenor Saxophone – Hank Mobley Trumpet – Lee Morgan Written-By – Hank Mobley (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 8), Kurt Weill (tracks: 3,4), Ogden Nash (tracks: 3,4) Producer – Alfred Lion Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder Read more on Last.fm.