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Format: CD
Sku: 202195339
UPC: 094633777125
UPC 14: 00094633777125
Release Date: 2/7/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Workout ~ Hank Mobley
2. Uh Huh ~ Hank Mobley
3. Smokin' ~ Hank Mobley
4. Best Things In Life Are Free, The ~ Hank Mobley
5. Greasin' Easy ~ Hank Mobley
6. Three Coins in the Fountain ~ Hank Mobley
 
"Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley was born on July 7, 1930 in Eastman, Georgia, and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. There was much music in his family, particularly piano music. Uncle Dave Mobley played piano among other instruments, and his mother and grandmother also played keyboards (his grandmother was a church organist). Piano became Mobley's first instrument; then he picked up the tenor sax at age 16 and basically taught himself the horn. On his uncle's advice, he listened initially to Lester Young and then to Don Byas, Dexter Gordon and Sonny Stitt. ""Anyone who can swing and get a message across,"" as Mobley explained his influences to Leonard Feather in 1956.

When the avant-garde innovators dominated the attention of jazz critics a few years later, Mobley's playing was often dismissed as old hat and irrelevant. It has only been in the years since he stopped recording (his last session, co-led with Cedar Walton, took place in 1972), and especially since his death in 1986, that the exceptional quality of his playing and writing has begun to receive a commensurate measure of respect."

During his stint with Miles Davis, Mobley's four Blue Note sessions with bandmates Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers are considered his finest and most lyrical work. Grant Green and Philly Joe Jones complete the group on this gem.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Wynton Kelly (piano); Grant Green (guitar); Paul Chambers (bass); Philly Joe Jones (drums).
Muze PNote Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Muze PNote Recorded on March 26, 1961. Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather and Michael Cuscuna.
Muze PNote Personnel: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Hank Mobley; Paul Chambers (upright bass); Grant Green (guitar); Wynton Kelly (piano); Philly Joe Jones (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bob Blumenthal.
Muze PNote Recording information: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (03/26/1961).
Muze PNote WORKOUT teams tenorman Hank Mobley with guitarist Grant Green for a rousing session that befits the title. Also in attendance are rhythm section aces Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones, who provide swinging support. Muscular tunes like the title track and the aptly titled "Smokin'" are the focus here as the two expertly blow and wail through the changes like frenzied boxers in a title bout. Also included are Mobley's catchy blues number "Uh Huh" and masterful takes on the standards "The Best Things in Life Are Free" and "Three Coins in the Fountain." In all, it is easy to hear why WORKOUT is one of Mobley's quintessential recordings.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Grant Green
Muze Guest Artist Wynton Kelly
Muze Guest Artist Paul Chambers
Muze Guest Artist Philly Joe Jones

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations MUSIC FOR LOVERS SAMPLER
Muze Music Compilations Most Romantic Jazz Music In The Universe

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 : 02/07/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1961
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 37771
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 : 00094633777125

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.120)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Mobley's soulful lyricism and fluid melodic invention seduce the ear."

Bio

Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley was born on July 7, 1930 in Eastman, Georgia, and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. There was much music in his family, particularly piano music. Uncle Dave Mobley played piano among other instruments, and his mother and grandmother also played keyboards (his grandmother was a church organist). Piano became Mobley's first instrument; then he picked up the tenor sax at age 16 and basically taught himself the horn. On his uncle's advice, he listened initially to Lester Young and then to Don Byas, Dexter Gordon and Sonny Stitt. "Anyone who can swing and get a message across," as Mobley explained his influences to Leonard Feather in 1956.

When the avant-garde innovators dominated the attention of jazz critics a few years later, Mobley's playing was often dismissed as old hat and irrelevant. It has only been in the years since he stopped recording (his last session, co-led with Cedar Walton, took place in 1972), and especially since his death in 1986, that the exceptional quality of his playing and writing has begun to receive a commensurate measure of respect.

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Mobley,Hank
Product attributeLabel:   Blue Note
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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