Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hank Mobley

Other than a Blue Note date from the previous year, this CD contains tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley's first two sessions as a leader. With trumpeter Donald Byrd, either Hank Jones or Ronnie Ball on piano, Wendell Marshall or Doug Watkins on bass, drummer Kenny Clarke and (on three numbers) the unusual altoist John LaPorta, Mobley performs a mixture of originals and standards. The results (highlighted by "There'll Never Be Another You," "When I Fall in Love" and "Budo") are a swinging hard bop date. Nothing all that unusual occurs and the CD clocks in at an average LP's length but the swinging music is easily recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans and (unlike many of Denon's Savoy reissues), these two sessions are brought back complete.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3vfexqlgldke
The Jazz Message
Hank Mobley


1 There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon, Warren) 5:50
2 Cattin' (Mobley) 4:38
3 Madeline (Mobley) 4:42
4 When I Fall in Love (Heyman, Young) 3:47
5 Budo (Davis, Powell) 7:32
6 I Married an Angel (Hart, Rodgers) 7:00
7 The Jazz Message (Freedom for All) (Cadena) 8:01

[# 1-4]
Donald Byrd - tp
Hank Mobley - ts
Ronnie Ball - p
Doug Watkins - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded on February 8, 1956
[# 5-7]
Donald Byrd - tp
John LaPorta - as
Horace Silver - p
Wendell Marshall - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded on January 30, 1956


Melanchthon said...


PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel - thanks for the Mobley messages.

jazzfriend said...

Many, Many Thanks, Melanchthon, very nice music again.

Saludos desde Chile.

Sebastian said...

hy sic...

can you give the password?
great blog

ZM-JazzRock said...

Messages received. TKS

Oakdaddy said...

What is the password?

neil said...

Thanks, Mel, for the opportunity to upgrade my mp3s...

El Rana said...

Dear Melanchthon,

Mobley and Byrd are always musical and heartfelt. Thanks Melanchthon!

This session is specially interesting because of the presence of Ronnie Ball & John LaPorta, both Tristano students !
It's a ball to hear Ronnie destroying barlines with that SWING !!
And the sheer POWER of Klook is just life-affirming !

Muuuuuchas gracias....

Santiago, Chile

PS Saludos jazzfriend. Pulento tu blog !!

Baron said...

Thanks Mel

Melanchthon said...


John said...

Mobley Messages - Yes thank you Mel, I think these early sessions of Mobley's are as good as anything he ever recorded (well almost as good as his best anyway).

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!