Hank Mobley – Workout (1961/2011) DSF DSD64

Hank Mobley – Workout (1961/2011)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz  | Time – 46:33 minutes | 1,84 GB | Genre: Jazz
Source: ISO SACD | ©  Blue Note Records

During his stint with Miles Davis, Mobley’s four Blue Note sessions with bandmates Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers are considered his finest and most lyrical work. Grant Green and Philly Joe Jones complete the group on this gem.

This is one of the best-known Hank Mobley recordings, and for good reason. Although none of his four originals (“Workout,” “Uh Huh,” “Smokin’,” “Greasin’ Easy”) caught on, the fine saxophonist is in top form. He jams on the four tunes, plus “The Best Things in Life Are Free,” with an all-star quintet of young modernists — guitarist Grant Green, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones — and shows that he was a much stronger player than his then-current boss Miles Davis seemed to think. –Scott Yanow


1 Workout 09:58
2 Uh Huh 10:45
3 Smokin’ 07:28
4 The Best Things In Life Are Free 05:16
5 Greasin’ Easy 06:56
6 Three Coins In The Fountain 5:44

Hank Mobley — tenor saxophone
Grant Green — guitar
Wynton Kelly — piano
Paul Chambers — bass
Philly Joe Jones — drums

Recorded: March 26, 1961 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.




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