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.
- 1. High and Flighty (6:05)
- 2. High and Flighty (Alternate Take) (6:37)
- 3. Speak Low (7:12)
- 4. Speak Low (Alternate Take) (7:13)
- 5. Peckin' Time (6:49)
- 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.