by Hank Mobley


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With the exception of Hank Mobley's original "Alternating Current," which was left out due to lack of space, this single CD has all of the music from the two Prestige LPs Mobley's Message and Hank Mobley's Second Message; a two-LP set from 1976 which had the same Messages title and catalog number, but also the complete program, is actually the preferred acquisition, but will be difficult to locate. The first session mostly features the fine tenor Hank Mobley jamming on four superior bop standards, including "Bouncing with Bud," "52nd Street Theme" and "Au Privavem" and his own "Minor Disturbance" in a quintet with trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Barry Harris, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor; altoist Jackie McLean has a strong cameo on "Au Privave." The second set, recorded a week later, is less of a jam session, with Mobley, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Walter Bishop, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor essaying three of Mobley's now-obscure compositions, Benny Harris's "Crazeology" and the standards "These Are the Things I Love" and "I Should Care." The two dates give one a good example of Hank Mobley's playing prior to becoming a regular Blue Note artist, where he would create his greatest work.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/1991
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218546324
catalogNumber: 24063
Rank: 69326

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Mobley   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Barry Harris   Piano
Art Taylor   Drums
Doug Watkins   Bass
Walter Bishop   Piano
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Jackie McLean   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Kenny Dorham   Contributor
Barry Harris   Contributor
Art Taylor   Contributor
Doug Watkins   Contributor
Walter Bishop   Contributor
Donald Byrd   Contributor
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
Jackie McLean   Contributor
Bob Weinstock   Producer
Harold Barlow   Composer
Lewis Harris   Composer

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