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Hank Mobley

Alyn Shipton is joined by broadcaster and author Dave Gelly to select the best recordings by tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, including his Blue Note work and some with Miles Davis.

Hank Mobley was one of the finest tenor saxophonists in jazz during the 1950s and 1960s. In this programme, fellow saxophonist, author and broadcaster Dave Gelly joins Alyn Shipton to select Mobley's best work. As well as the sessions Mobley led himself, principally for the Blue Note label, the programme looks at his brief period as a member of the Miles Davis quintet.

1 hour

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Sat 19 Feb 2011 16:00

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  • Hank Mobley

    Remember

    Composer: Irving Berlin Performers: Hank Mobley, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Art Blakey, d. 7 Feb 1960.

    • Soul Station.
    • Blue Note.
    • 95343.
  • Horace Silver

    I'll Know

    Composer: Frank Loesser Performers: Horace Silver, p; Hank Mobley, ts; Donald Byrd, t; Doug Watkins, b; Art Taylor, d. 1956.

    • Silver’s Blue.
    • Columbia Legacy.
    • 93856.
  • Hank Mobley

    Mobley's Musings

    Composer: Hank Mobley Performers: Hank Mobley, ts; Milt Jackson, vib; Horace Silver, p; Doug Watkins, b; Art Blakey, d. 13 Jan 1957.

    • Hank Mobley and his All Stars.
    • Blue Note.
  • Hank Mobley

    Take Your Pick

    Composer: Hank Mobley Performers: Hank Mobley, ts; Freddie Hubbard, tp; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Art Blakey, d. 13 Nov 1960.

    • Roll Call.
    • Blue Note.
    • 40030.
  • Hank Mobley

    Three-Way Split

    Composer: Hank Mobley Performers: Hank Mobley, ts; Lee Morgan, tp; Andrew Hill, p; John Ore, b; Philly Joe Jones, d. 7 Mar 1963.

    • No Room For Squares.
    • Blue Note.
    • 24539.
  • Hank Mobley

    Workout

    Composer: Hank Mobley Performers: Hank Mobley, ts; Paul Chambers, b; Grant Green, g; Wynton Kelly, p; Philly Joe Jones, d. 26 Mar 1961.

    • Workout.
    • Blue Note.
    • 37771.
  • Miles Davis

    So What

    Composer: Miles Davis Performers: Miles Davis, t; Hank Mobley, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. plus orchestra directed by Gil Evans. 19 May 1961.

    • Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall.
    • Columbia.
    • C2K 65027 CD 1.
  • Hank Mobley

    Hello Young Lovers

    Composer: Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein Performers: Hank Mobley, ts; Paul Chambers, b; Wynton Kelly, p; Philly Joe Jones, d. 5 Dec 1961.

    • Another Workout.
    • Blue Note.
    • 62646.
  • Hank Mobley

    Soul Station

    Composer: Hank Mobley Performers: Hank Mobley, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Art Blakey, d. 7 Feb 1960.

    • Soul Station.
    • Blue Note.
    • 95343.

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