Hank Mobley: This I Dig of You


This I Dig of You


Hank Mobley (tenor sax)


Soul Station (Blue Note B2-46528)

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

Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, February 7, 1960


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

Art Blakey is one of the most original yet traditionally rooted modern jazz drummers. He (along with Max Roach) was one of the first true bop drummers who blurred barlines and set the interactive standard for the bebop drummer. Blakey was also known for his solid, unwavering, traditional hi-hat foot (on beats two and four) while later drummers were more likely to free themselves from any strict timekeeping patterns. This solo is one of his finest, and perhaps best encapsulates Blakey’s solo style.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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