Hank Mobley : Roll Call

Hank Mobley : Roll Call

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Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Art Blakey (drums) 

Blue Note 4058

Classic Records : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Roll Call
A2 - My Groove Your Move
A3 - Take Your Pick
B1 - A Baptist Beat
B2 - The More I see You
B3 - The Breakdown

Recorded on November 13, 1960 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Tenor-saxophonist Hank Mobley's smooth tone and hard-swinging style helped define the Blue Note sound. He was considered such a valuable musician by Alfred Lion that Mobley led 25 Blue Note albums during 1955-70, also appearing as a sideman on many others. Part of the Philadelphia jazz scene by the late 1940s, Mobley moved up North in 1951 and worked with Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, and most significantly the original versions of the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet. He was also in the Miles Davis Quintet in 1961. However he will always be best remembered for his string of brilliant Blue Note recordings of which 1960's Roll Call stands at the top. Mobley is heard at his most fiery, matching wits with the young upstart Freddie Hubbard, who was already an incendiary force. Such song titles as "My Groove, Your Move" and "A Baptist Beat" lets one know that Mobley's originals are full of their brand of soul, and the roaring drum rolls of Art Blakey often set the entire session on fire.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Classic Records LP was remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech from the original Rudy Van Gelder master tapes, using pure analogue components only through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at RTI.

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