Night Watch – Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley's winning melodic style—singable, simple lines—is on display in this Latin/swing hybrid.
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- Recording: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol. 2
- Recorded on: September 14, 1960
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4055)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin/swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Lee Morgan
- Tenor Sax - Wayne Shorter
- Piano - Bobby Timmons
- Bass - Jymie Merritt
- Drums - Art Blakey
Drummer/leader Art Blakey always loved playing Hank's music, and this live Jazz Messengers session, a year and a half after Hank last recorded as a Messenger, contains three Hank Mobley compositions (played by Wayne Shorter on tenor sax). This was an intense and lengthy evening at Birdland, where they played (and Rudy Van Gelder recorded) five sets of music. Also check out High Modes and The Opener from this session.
July 7, 1930 – May 30, 1986
Hank Mobley is one of the most acclaimed tenor saxophonists in modern jazz history. He is recognized by musicians and critics alike as one of the most important and eloquent jazz instrumentalists of all time. He recorded well over 100 of his own original compositions and left an indelible mark on the post-bop jazz scene. Read more...