Dig Dis Review: Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley (1930-1986) was one of the great tenor sax players and his life was too short. His most productive period was in the 1960’s when jazz, like all worthy entertainments, was being threatened with puerile Media-promoted garbage. Adult music would soon disappear to be replaced first by kids and then by perverts. Mobley made several good albums

with guitarist Grant Green but he also recorded with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drum master Art Blakey. In February 1960 this quartet recorded the album “Soul Station” and we once recommended the title track from the album. Mobley was as accomplished composer of tunes and here we recommend his humorous composition “‘Dig Dis” from the same Blue Note album.

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