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.

Soul Station [1960]
  • 1. Remember (5:40)
  • 2. This I Dig of You (6:26)
  • 3. Dig Dis (6:06)
  • 4. Split Feelin's (4:52)
  • 5. Soul Station (9:04)
  • 6. If I Should Lose You (5:10)

Soul Station is an album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley. Along with Roll Call, the LP which followed this release, this is one of Mobley's best-known albums. Rooted in the hard bop idiom, Mobley's quartet features some of the most talented players of the era, namely, Art Blakey, Wynton Kelly, and Paul Chambers. The set is started and rounded off by two standards, "Remember" by Irving Berlin, and "If I Should Lose You" by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin. Read more on Last.fm.