Monday, October 18, 2010

Great Jazz Albums (IMO) #1

Hank Mobley, 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."


lonbud said...

Wait. Doe the #1 mean you think his is the best of the really great jazz albums, or is it just the first of more to come?

Lovechilde said...

The latter -- first of more to come.

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