Hank Mobley Sextet

Hank Mobley Sextet


Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Curtis Porter (alto & tenor sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), Sonny Clark (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Art Taylor (drums) 

Blue Note 1568

Music Matters Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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1 - Mighty Moe And Joe
2 - Falling In Love With Love
3 - Bags' Groove
4 - Double Exposure
5 - News

Recorded on November 25, 1956 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Hank Mobley's tenor saxophone was such an integral part of the Blue Note sound that his albums were often given such basic names as Hank, Hank Mobley, Hank Mobley Quintet and Hank Mobley Sextet. All that Blue Note fans needed to know was that Hank Mobley was on the job. That meant that they had to acquire the record, for Mobley was the definitive hard bop saxophonist and a sparkplug who made every session something special. From the time that he emerged as a hot young tenor player who had worked with Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, the original version of the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet up until the end of the 1960s, Mobley was a regular on Blue Note, recording one memorable album after another. This 1957 project simply titled Hank Mobley, in addition to fine contributions from trumpeter Bill Hardman and the great pianist Sonny Clark, is particularly special due to the playing and compositions of altoist Curtis Porter. Porter, who was later known as Shafi Hadi, is best remembered for his association with Charles Mingus but he sounds even more inspired and passionate on this album than he did with the explosive bassist. And with Hank Mobley in exceptional form, the result is a rare classic. For many listeners, “Hank Mobley-1568” is an album that utterly defines hard bob and the Blue Note label. It is no wonder that an original copy of this LP fetches five figures!

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.

Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is remastered from the original analogue Van Gelder studio tapes and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.


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