Hank Mobley: This I Dig of You (alternative review)

Track

This I Dig of You

Artist

Hank Mobley (tenor sax)

CD

Soul Station (Blue Note B2-46528)

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Musicians:

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

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

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Rating: 92/100 (learn more)


Hank Mobley
Artwork by Michael Symonds

Soul Station may sit atop Hank Mobley's impressive collection of records made for Blue Note in the 1950s and 1960s. As a member of the original Jazz Messengers from 1954, Mobley's warm and mellow tone offers something different from the more influential tenormen of the time like Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane. Maybe best described as powerfully casual, Soul Station is often overlooked despite the all-star rhythm section and superb playing by Mobley. The ascending and descending "This I Dig of You" features superb solos by Kelly, Blakey and Mobley that handle the deceptively bright tempo with ease.

Reviewer: Darren Mueller

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