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In other words, Hank Mobley is at the head of a quartet that is finely tuned to these needs and in a way that lets his creativity shine through. The opener, the Irving Berlin standard "Remember", initially promises something more ordinary than might be expected, but any sense of underachievement is quickly dispersed once Hank Mobley's first solo kicks in. There is strength and direction in his playing.

He seems to have overcome that somewhat featureless saxophone Hank Mobley Soul Station that drags down so many of his finest recorded performances. And when Wynton Kelly's solo follows full of characteristic verve and imagination, the level of expectation for this and the remainder of the album rises measurably.

At the heart of the album are four of those slinky blues-based hard bop compositions that were Hank Mobley's real strength. There is a paired down simplicity that is key to its success. Again Hank Mobley solos expressively. There has been much comment about how Hank Mobley can subtly stretch time as he plays, stretching the signature, interrogating Chakachas New Sound Jungle Fever notions of meter.

For example, Miles Davis found difficulty keeping Hank Mobley in his band because he considered that he played behind the beat. However, though it may not be to everyone's taste, this ability to stretch time is at the heart of Hank Mobley's originality and is well represented here and on most of the solos on the album.

Surprisingly, just as the track seems to be getting into its stride, it is faded out. The title track, "Soul Station", returns to low-down and funky blues with Hank Mobley's sax playing close to the best of his career.

The band open out into a relaxed space where time seems almost to stand suspended with fine piano and bass soloing before the return to the closing theme. The album closes with a further standard, the Robin—Ranger composition "If I Should Lose You", very much in the same vein as the opening track.

There is an interesting balance with the four Mobley compositions sandwiched between the two standards. Hank Mobley Soul Station Mobley fell out of favour as jazz was temporarily eclipsed Santana Milagro other musics in the 70's and was unable to find his way back once jazz started to recover. If one album amongst the many excellent albums that he produced has to be selected, "Soul Station" is the strongest testament to the music of this great musician.

Every note on this release has a Hank Mobley Soul Station of mindfulness, Hank Mobley Soul Station makes it a blue note classic. I won't go through the nuts and bolts of this session. This record has a wonderful feel to it. Melodies rampant and plenty of room for each player.

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  1. Jul 10,  · Check out Soul Station by Hank Mobley on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on creature666.deinfo(26).
  2. Jan 03,  · I have to agree with davedmk, this is an excellent pressing. The music is a real joy. Art Blakey's drumming is just plain fun, the solos of Hank and Wynton Kelly are the stuff jazz is made of and the rythm backbeat of Paul Chambers and Art gives this album a solidity and stone groove that make the whole effort work flawlessly/5(80).
  3. Jul 10,  · Soul Station, a quartet gem from , is unusual for Hank in that for the first time since his debut his is the only horn. Mobley heads a group that includes pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Blakey; needless to say, a stellar rhythm section!/5(23).
  4. "Soul Station" in was Hank Mobley's return to the Blue Note fold after getting back into the business in via Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers band. Further working his way back with the excellent albums "Roll Call" and "Workout", being asked by Miles Davis to replace John Coltrane in the Miles Davis band in and then recording his own "No Room for Squares" in led to new high creature666.deinfo: Seb Kirby.
  5. Jun 26,  · Hank Mobley Quartet - This I Dig of You HQ Blue Note Records() from the album Soul Station. This I Dig of You is just one of the great Jazz compositions by Hank Mobley.
  6. Aug 02,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Soul Station on Discogs/5(95).
  7. Aug 01,  · In , when Hank Mobley laid down his classic album Soul Station, the tenor saxophone was the sovereign instrument on the jazz bandstand, rivaled only by the trumpet. Mobley had plenty of company in the tenor zone, with the authority and spirituality of John Coltrane, the colossal and expressive clout of Sonny Rollins, and the auspicious ascendancy of Wayne Shorter as a brilliant .
  8. Nov 27,  · Soul Station is Hank Mobley's acknowledged masterpiece. Mobley's hot, brilliantly constructed solos have a smooth sound and an easy feel. With Miles Davis at the time, Mobley is joined by bandmates Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers along with a /5(73).
  9. Sep 23,  · Soul Station () Personnel: Hank Mobley (Tenor Saxophone) Wynton Kelly (Piano) Paul Chambers (Bass) Art Blakey (Drums) -- Alfred Lion (Producer) Rudy Van Gelder (Mixing).

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