Reach Out

Reach Out

by The Hank Mobley Quintet
     
 

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The opening selection on this CD ("Reach Out, I'll Be There") is surprisingly commercial, with George Benson's guitar in the lead, not sounding at all like a Hank Mobley Blue Note record. A somewhat insipid version of "Goin' Out of My Head" is a disappointment too. The other four numbers (three of which are Mobley originals) on this 1997 reissue are on a higher level.

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The opening selection on this CD ("Reach Out, I'll Be There") is surprisingly commercial, with George Benson's guitar in the lead, not sounding at all like a Hank Mobley Blue Note record. A somewhat insipid version of "Goin' Out of My Head" is a disappointment too. The other four numbers (three of which are Mobley originals) on this 1997 reissue are on a higher level. The 21st of Hank Mobley's 23 Blue Note albums (not counting those only released thus far in Japan) features a promising group (Mobley on tenor, trumpeter Woody Shaw, guitarist Benson, pianist Lamont Johnson, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Billy Higgins) performing the diverse repertoire. Thanks to the two duds, the overall results do not live up to their potential, although 24 minutes of this CD are worth hearing!

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2005
Label:
Emi Mod Afw
UPC:
0094631149627
catalogNumber:
11496
Rank:
122747

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