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Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014]

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Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014]

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956)
The Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7074 SA | 00:44:01

These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel. Some people call these "mini LP" jackets. This unusual meeting of four tenor saxophone players from different "schools" was part of the Prestige Friday afternoon jam session series but far from a typical outing. The giant forebears of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker inform the backgrounds of the performers on this LP — Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and John Coltrane — and other influences such as Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, and the Sonnys (Stitt and Rollins) show up, too, depending on which of the four protagonists you’re talking about.

VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World… Ever! (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 903 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 4 73689 2 9 | Time: 02:27:00

This overlooked gem has thirty two tracks of great music. The list includes: Herbie Hancock, Lou Donaldson, Stan Kenton, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Candido, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Willie Bobo among others. In fact you get two compact discs of latin fused jazz.

Hank Mobley - Dippin' (1966) [Reissue 1987]

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Hank Mobley - Dippin' (1966) [Reissue 1987]

Hank Mobley - Dippin' (1966) [Reissue 1987]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 264 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (CDP 7 46511 2)

Dippin' is one of Hank Mobley's finer moments, even considering that his entire Blue Note catalog is masterful, particularly his 1960s dates that reveal the depth and dimension of his understanding of harmonic invention - all in the name of groove and swing, of course. This date, recorded on a single day in June of 1965, netted four Mobley originals as well as two covers. The band included trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Larry Ridley, and drummer Billy Higgins. The two-horn front line always served Mobley well. Here, with Morgan, the groove commences from the first notes of the title cut that opens the set. The short bluesy lines burst from the horns, and are turned inside out with elegant yet knotty lines that move the tune almost into pop territory but never venture far from the blues…

Hank Mobley - Workout (1962) [Analogue Productions, 2011]

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Hank Mobley - Workout (1962) [Analogue Productions, 2011]

Hank Mobley - Workout (1962) [Analogue Productions, 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 283 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Analogue Productions (CBNJ 84080 SA)

This is one of the best-known Hank Mobley recordings, and for good reason. Although none of his four originals ("Workout," "Uh Huh," "Smokin'," "Greasin' Easy") caught on, the fine saxophonist is in top form. He jams on the four tunes, plus "The Best Things in Life Are Free," with an all-star quintet of young modernists - guitarist Grant Green, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones - and shows that he was a much stronger player than his then-current boss Miles Davis seemed to think. This recommended CD reissue adds a version of "Three Coins in the Fountain" from the same date, originally released on Another Workout, to the original LP program.

Hank Mobley - Soul Station (1960) [XRCD24, Reissue 2009]

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Hank Mobley - Soul Station (1960) [XRCD24, Reissue 2009]

Hank Mobley - Soul Station (1960) [XRCD24, Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 263 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 238 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Wave Music (AWMXR-0001)

Often overlooked, perhaps because he wasn't a great innovator in jazz but merely a stellar performer, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was at the peak of his powers on Soul Station. Recorded with a superstar quartet including Art Blakey on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wynton Kelly on piano, it was the first album since Mobley's 1955 debut to feature him as a leader without any other accompanying horns. The clean, uncomplicated sound that resulted from that grouping helps make it the best among his albums and a peak moment during a particularly strong period in his career. Mobley has no problem running the show here, and he does it without being flashy or burying the strong work of his sidemen…

The Cedar Walton/Hank Mobley Quintet - Breakthrough! (1972) [Reissue 1999]

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The Cedar Walton/Hank Mobley Quintet - Breakthrough! (1972) [Reissue 1999]

The Cedar Walton-Hank Mobley Quintet - Breakthrough! (1972) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 282 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: 32 Jazz (32148)

As strong as pianist Cedar Walton plays on his session, the main honors are taken by two of his sidemen. Tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley, whose career was about to go into a complete eclipse, is in brilliant form, showing how much he had grown since his earlier days. Baritonist Charles Davis, who too often through the years has been used as merely a section player, keeps up with Mobley and engages in a particularly memorable tradeoff on the lengthy title cut. Mobley is well-showcased on "Summertime," Davis switches successfully to soprano on "Early Morning Stroll," and Walton (with the trio) somehow turns the "Theme From Love Story" into jazz.

Hank Mobley - Thinking Of Home (1980) [Reissue 2002] (Repost)

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Hank Mobley - Thinking Of Home (1980) [Reissue 2002] (Repost)

Hank Mobley - Thinking Of Home (1980) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 285 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 40531 2 2)

For what would be his final of over 20 Blue Note albums, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley uses a sextet that also includes trumpeter Woody Shaw, the obscure guitarist Eddie Diehl, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Mickey Bass, and drummer Leroy Williams for a typically challenging set of advanced hard bop music. For the first and only time in his career, Mobley recorded a "Suite" (consisting of "Thinking of Home," "The Flight," and "Home at Last"); the remainder of the set has three of his other attractive originals plus Mickey Bass' "Gayle's Groove." This music was not released for the first time until 1980. It is only fitting that Hank Mobley would record one of the last worthwhile Blue Note albums before its artistic collapse (it would not be revived until the 1980s) for his consistent output helped define the label's sound in the 1960s…

Hank Mobley - No Room for Squares (1964) [Analogue Productions, 2010] (Repost)

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Hank Mobley - No Room for Squares (1964) [Analogue Productions, 2010] (Repost)

Hank Mobley - No Room for Squares (1964) [Analogue Productions, 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 336 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Analogue Productions (CBNJ 84149 SA)

Why any critic would think that Hank Mobley was at the end of his creative spark in 1963 - a commonly if stupidly held view among the eggheads who do this for a living - is ridiculous, as this fine session proves. By 1963, Mobley had undergone a transformation of tone. Replacing the scintillating airiness of his late-'50s sides was a harder, more strident, almost honking one, due in part to the influence of John Coltrane and in part to Mobley's deeper concentration on the expressing blues feeling in his trademark hard bop tunes. The CD version of this album sets the record straight, dropping some tunes form a session months earlier and replacing them with alternate takes of the title cut and "Carolyn" for historical integrity, as well as adding "Syrup and Biscuits" and "Comin' Back"…

Hank Mobley - A Caddy For Daddy (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009]

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Hank Mobley - A Caddy For Daddy (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009]

Hank Mobley - A Caddy For Daddy (1965)
Mastered by by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech, 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:19
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions/Blue Note | # CBNJ 84230 SA

Hank Mobley was a perfect artist for Blue Note in the 1960s. A distinctive but not dominant soloist, Mobley was also a very talented writer whose compositions avoided the predictable yet could often be quite melodic and soulful; his tricky originals consistently inspired the young all-stars in Blue Note's stable. For this CD, which is a straight reissue of a 1965 session, Mobley is joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins (a typically remarkable Blue Note lineup) for the infectious title cut, three other lesser-known but superior originals, plus Wayne Shorter's "Venus Di Mildew." Recommended.

Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

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Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, 2010
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Cool Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPJ 8456 SA | 00:42:13

After both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley left Miles Davis' quintet, he was caught in the web of seeking suitable replacements. It was a period of trial and error for him that nonetheless yielded some legendary recordings (Sketches of Spain, for one). One of those is Someday My Prince Will Come. The lineup is Davis, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and alternating drummers Jimmy Cobb and Philly Jo Jones. The saxophonist was Hank Mobley on all but two tracks. John Coltrane returns for the title track and "Teo." The set opens with the title, a lilting waltz that nonetheless gets an original treatment here, despite having been recorded by Dave Brubeck. Kelly is in keen form, playing a bit sprightlier than the tempo would allow, and slips flourishes in the high register inside the melody for an "elfin" feel. Davis waxes light and lyrical with his Harmon mute, playing glissando throughout. Mobley plays a strictly journeyman solo, and then Coltrane blows the pack away with a solo so deep inside the harmony it sounds like it's coming from somewhere else.

VA - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration: Best Of Bar Jazz (2011)

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VA - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration: Best Of Bar Jazz (2011)

VA - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration: Best Of Bar Jazz (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # 50999 80953 2 1 | Time: 01:05:44
Vocal Jazz, Bop, Cool, Post-Bop, Fusion, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova

Bar jazz is not a term for a musical genre, it is rather a conceptual idea or a special mood. Let Dianne Reeves beguile with her confessional "You Taught My Heart To Sing" or Brazilian super star Eliane Elias with a tantalizing version of "How Insensitive". Relax even more with the warm sound of Miles Davis and the dignified style of Stan Getz. Now, grab a coctail and settle down in a comfortable lounge chair. All set for a perfect hour of bar jazz at its best.

Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996) [Re-Up]

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Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996) [Re-Up]

Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Blue Note/Capitol | # CPD 537052 | Time: 01:07:07

Part of Blue Note's quality series of artist samplers, The Best of Hank Mobley surveys the great tenor saxophonist's prime stretch from 1955-1965. Originally overshadowed by the likes of Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, and, of course, Coltrane, Mobley nevertheless gained the respect of his peers, thanks to his richly fluid phrasing and smooth, caramel tone – in lieu of trying to impress you, he seduced you slowly from afar. And while one is advised to dive in directly with any one of his Blue Note discs – especially Soul Station, No Room for Squares, and A Slice of the Top – this ten-track overview still works well as a launching pad. Backed by a stellar array of "Blue Note" regulars like Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, and Horace Silver, Mobley ranges effortlessly from early hard bop favorites ("Funk in a Deep Freeze") to mature, solo-rich material from the mid-'60s ("The Turnaround"). In between, there are two stunning originals from his banner year of 1960 ("This I Dig of You," "Take Your Pick") and one of the best of his several bossa nova numbers ("Recado Bossa Nova"). For listeners who just want a taste, this best-of collection will do the trick just fine.

Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter [Recorded 1963-1966] (1986) [Reissue 2001]

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Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter [Recorded 1963-1966] (1986) [Reissue 2001]

Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter [Recorded 1963-1966] (1986) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 386 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 27549 2 2)

Straight No Filter finds tenor Hank Mobley in several settings from the mid-'60s, each of them excellent. The overall roster is quite impressive, starting with the first set which features trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins. The upbeat title cut is given a loose, post-bop feel by Tyner's comping, but things are brought back to earth by Mobley's emotional playing. A number of exchanges between Morgan and Mobley's horns give the piece an effective ending. "Chain Reaction" gives this group nearly 11 minutes to stretch things out, while "Soft Impressions" features a heavy blues groove…

Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan - Peckin' Time (1959) [RVG Edition 2008]

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Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan - Peckin' Time (1959) [RVG Edition 2008]

Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan - Peckin' Time (1959) [RVG Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 516 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (50999 2 15367 2 4)

Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was overshadowed by more influential tenors such as Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane during his career, but although he wasn't deliberately flashy or particularly innovative, his concisely measured, round sax tone made him the perfect ensemble player and he was a fine writer, as well, a talent who has often been undervalued and overlooked. The Peckin' Time session was recorded February 9, 1958 (the LP was issued a year later) and came in the midst of what was a period of whirlwind creativity for Mobley, who recorded work for the Savoy and Prestige imprints as well as six full albums for Blue Note (two were never released - it was not that uncommon for Blue Note to stockpile sessions at the time) in a little more than a year's time (later Blue Note albums like Soul Station and Roll Call were still well in the future)…

VA - Blue Note Perfect Takes (2004) {Blue Note/EMI}

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VA - Blue Note Perfect Takes (2004) {Blue Note/EMI}

VA - Blue Note Perfect Takes (2004) {Blue Note/EMI}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 338 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 126 mb
Genre: jazz

Blue Note Perfect Takes is a 2004 compilation honoring the work of engineer Rudy Van Gelder. This was released by Blue Note via EMI.