Monday, October 18, 2010
Great Jazz Albums (IMO) #1
Soul Station (1960). This is a classic "hard bop" album with Art Blakey on drums, Wynton Kelley on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and the underappreciated Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone. Soul Station generally has been acknowledged as Mobley's best album where, as one critic notes he "shows off his strengths to great effect: graceful ease in virtuosity, a great command of harmony, and an endless flow of improvisational ideas."