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Soul Station (1960)

Artist: Hank Mobley
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Format: CD
Sku: 60295591
UPC: 724349534322
UPC 14: 00724349534322
Release Date: 3/23/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Remember - (featuring Judy Garland) ~ Hank Mobley
2. This I Dig Of You - (featuring Frank SInatra) ~ Hank Mobley
3. Dig Dis ~ Hank Mobley
4. Split Feelin's ~ Hank Mobley
5. Soul Station ~ Hank Mobley
6. If I Should Lose You ~ Hank Mobley
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of SOUL STATION includes an essay by Bob Blumenthal.
Muze PNote Personnel: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Wynton Kelly (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Art Blakey (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at the Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 7, 1960. Includes liner notes by Joe Goldberg and Bob Bluemnthal.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Rudy Van Gelder (van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey).
Muze PNote This is part of the Blue Note Rudy Van Gelder Editions series.
Muze PNote Personnel: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Wynton Kelly (piano); Art Blakey (drums).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Joe Goldberg.
Muze PNote Recording information: New York, NY (02/07/1960); Van Gelder Studio (02/07/1960).
Muze PNote Photographer: Francis Wolff.
Muze PNote Of all Hank Mobley's classic sessions for Blue Note, the timeless SOUL STATION is by far the most cherished. This 1960 set features a quartet of Mobley and three masters of the rhythm section, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Art Blakey. What makes this so special, however, is the sheer perfection of it all; Mobley's tenor is soulful and confident, Kelly is at his tasteful best, and Chambers and Blakey work in tandem like a well-oiled machine. The themes are all executed with straightforward swinging panache and the solo spots by all are some of their most flawless excursions. From bouncing grooves like "This I Dig of You" and the slow blues of the title track to the danceable Latin rhythms in "Split Feelin's," this is a fully formed stylistic milestone that perfectly encapsulates the hard bop era.

Producer: Alfred Lion

Engineer: Rudy VanGelder

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Wynton Kelly
Muze Guest Artist Art Blakey
Muze Guest Artist Paul Chambers

Artist Overview

A beguilingly gifted tenor player in the hard bop vein, Hank Mobley was underrated and underappreciated for most of his career. Though he was an original member of the Jazz Messengers and had a brief stint with the Miles Davis Quintet in '61, the majority of Mobley's outstanding quartet and quintet dates for Blue Note, full of his rhythmic subtlety and highly lyrical solos, were not released until after his death in 1986.
Artist Influences
Charlie Parker (Sax) | Max Roach

Compilation Appearances

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Associated Artists and Works

Byrd, Donald
Grand Central
Morgan, Lee
Morgan, Lee (Jazz)
Morgan, Lee (Trumpet)
Root, Billy
Walton, Cedar

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/23/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1960
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 4953432
Music Label Name Label : Blue Note (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724349534322

Professional Reviews

Down Beat (1960)
- 4 Stars - Very Good - "..a real cooking session...moving, impassioned, and lyrical.."

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