Hank Mobley Squares

Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley in Holland: To One So Sweet Stay That Way (2016)

Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley in Holland: To One So Sweet Stay That Way (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | CD: 317 Mb | Artwork: 122 Mb | TT: 72:27 min.
Label: Nederlands Jazz Archief | Released: 05 Mar 2017 | Country: Netherlands | Catalog #: NJA 1604
Genre: Jazz | Style: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz

One more surprise from DJA, a complete never-before-heard performances by Hank Mobley, backed by Dutch players in three different sets taped live at the Bellevue theater in Amsterdam, at VARA studio in Hilversum and at the JazzClub B14 in Rotterdam. Mobley is accompanied by the brilliant pianist Pim Jacobs and drummer wizard Han Bennink in its only known collaboration to date.
Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares (1963) [APO Remaster 2010] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares (1963) [APO Remaster 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:11 minutes | Scans included | 1,7 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,11 GB
Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996) [Repost]

Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7243 8 37052 2 1 | Time: 01:07:07

Part of Blue Note's quality series of artist samplers, The Best of Hank Mobley surveys the great tenor saxophonist's prime stretch from 1955-1965. Originally overshadowed by the likes of Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, and, of course, Coltrane, Mobley nevertheless gained the respect of his peers, thanks to his richly fluid phrasing and smooth, caramel tone – in lieu of trying to impress you, he seduced you slowly from afar. And while one is advised to dive in directly with any one of his Blue Note discs – especially Soul Station, No Room for Squares, and A Slice of the Top – this ten-track overview still works well as a launching pad. Backed by a stellar array of "Blue Note" regulars like Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Billy Higgins, Freddie Hubbard, and Horace Silver, Mobley ranges effortlessly from early hard bop favorites ("Funk in a Deep Freeze") to mature, solo-rich material from the mid-'60s ("The Turnaround"). In between, there are two stunning originals from his banner year of 1960 ("This I Dig of You," "Take Your Pick") and one of the best of his several bossa nova numbers ("Recado Bossa Nova").
Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message (1956) {2012 Analogue Productions Mono Remaster}

Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message (1956) {2012 Analogue Productions Mono Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 224 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Prestige / Analogue Productions | CPRJ 7061 SA
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Saxophonist Hank Mobley's 1956 date for Prestige, Mobley's Message, is an often overlooked gem of the era. Joining Mobley here is an all-star cast of musicians including trumpeter Donald Byrd, alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, pianist Barry Harris, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. Essentially a high-energy blowing session, the album features some stellar bop-oriented improvisation and is well worth seeking out.
Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares (1963/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:20 minutes | 1,76 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

No Room For Squares is comprised of two unforgettable 1963 sessions by Hank Mobley. The star-studded performances feature Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Andrew Hill, Herbie Hancock, John Ore, Butch Warren and Philly Joe Jones. Standouts include “Me 'N You,” “Carolyn” and the title-track. This is gritty hard-bop at its finest. Essential.
Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996)

Hank Mobley - The Best Of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note Years (1996)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 390 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Hard Bop, Piano Jazz | Label ~ Blue Note Records
Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares (1963) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2011]

Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares (1963) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2011]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 360 Mb
Genre ~ Hard Bop | Saxophone Jazz
Label ~ Blue Note/Analogue Productions CBNJ 84149 SA

Why any critic would think that Hank Mobley was at the end of his creative spark in 1963 – a commonly if stupidly held view among the eggheads who do this for a living – is ridiculous, as this fine session proves. By 1963, Mobley had undergone a transformation of tone. Replacing the scintillating airiness of his late-'50s sides was a harder, more strident, almost honking one, due in part to the influence of John Coltrane and in part to Mobley's deeper concentration on the expressing blues feeling in his trademark hard bop tunes. ~ AllMusic
Hank Mobley - A Caddy For Daddy (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009] Audio CD Layer

Hank Mobley - A Caddy For Daddy (1965)
Mastered by by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech, 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:19
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions/Blue Note | # CBNJ 84230 SA

Hank Mobley was a perfect artist for Blue Note in the 1960s. A distinctive but not dominant soloist, Mobley was also a very talented writer whose compositions avoided the predictable yet could often be quite melodic and soulful; his tricky originals consistently inspired the young all-stars in Blue Note's stable. For this CD, which is a straight reissue of a 1965 session, Mobley is joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins (a typically remarkable Blue Note lineup) for the infectious title cut, three other lesser-known but superior originals, plus Wayne Shorter's "Venus Di Mildew." Recommended.
Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956)
The Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7074 SA | 00:44:01

These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel. Some people call these "mini LP" jackets. This unusual meeting of four tenor saxophone players from different "schools" was part of the Prestige Friday afternoon jam session series but far from a typical outing. The giant forebears of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker inform the backgrounds of the performers on this LP — Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and John Coltrane — and other influences such as Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, and the Sonnys (Stitt and Rollins) show up, too, depending on which of the four protagonists you’re talking about.
Hank Mobley - Newark 1953 (2012) {2CD Set Uptown UPCD 27.66-67 rec 1953}

Hank Mobley - Newark 1953 (2012) {2CD Set Uptown UPCD 27.66-67 rec 1953}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 293 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 230 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953, 2012 Uptown Records | UPCD 27.66-67
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

While major jazz record labels chase the latest crossover fad with borderline jazz content and ignore historical, significant, unissued jazz performances in their vaults, smaller labels like Uptown regularly surprise jazz fans with live recordings that few knew existed at all, such as this evening taped by jazz industry veteran Ozzie Cadena. Hank Mobley is heard leading a house band with pianist Walter Davis, Jr., drummer Charlie Persip, and the obscure bassist Jimmy Schenck, with trombonist Bennie Green as the guest for the week. These two sets recorded at The Piccadilly in Newark come from a single night in 1953, making them among Mobley's earliest known recordings.