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On this day in jazz (November 13)

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On this day in 1960, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley recorded the album "Roll Call" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Assisting Hank on this recording were Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and a rhythm section of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Blakey on drums--all legends. Although I like his album "Soul Station" the best (I'll feature it in February), this one is next on my list.

Stacia Proefrock, writing for, said that "Mobley's performance throughout the recording is stylish without being restrained, and the strength of his songwriting shines on five of the album's six songs." Check it out, it's definitely a classic hard bop set.

Here's Hank with "Roll Call":

Track listing:

  1. "Roll Call" - 10:33
  2. "My Groove Your Move" - 6:07
  3. "Take Your Pick" - 5:27
  4. "A Baptist Beat" - 8:54
  5. "The More I See You" (Warren, Gordon) - 6:47
  6. "The Breakdown" - 4:57
Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 18:07  


0 #1 RE: On this day in jazz (November 13)iisaphd 2014-11-13 05:41
Some other notable recordings from this day are:
Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959), John Coltrane Quartet - Ballads (1962) and Freddie Hubbard - High Blues Pressure (1967).