Soul Station

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All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
Often overlooked, perhaps because he wasn't a great innovator in jazz but merely a stellar performer, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was at the peak of his powers on Soul Station. Recorded with a superstar quartet including Art Blakey on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wynton Kelly on piano, it was the first album since Mobley's 1955 debut to feature him as a leader without any other accompanying horns. The clean, uncomplicated sound that resulted from that grouping helps make it the best among his albums and a peak moment during a particularly strong period in his career. Mobley has no problem running the show here, and he does it without being flashy or burying the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
Often overlooked, perhaps because he wasn't a great innovator in jazz but merely a stellar performer, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was at the peak of his powers on Soul Station. Recorded with a superstar quartet including Art Blakey on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wynton Kelly on piano, it was the first album since Mobley's 1955 debut to feature him as a leader without any other accompanying horns. The clean, uncomplicated sound that resulted from that grouping helps make it the best among his albums and a peak moment during a particularly strong period in his career. Mobley has no problem running the show here, and he does it without being flashy or burying the strong work of his sidemen. The solidness of his technique means that he can handle material that is occasionally rhythmically intricate, while still maintaining the kind of easy roundness and warmth displayed by the best players of the swing era. Two carefully chosen standards, "Remember" and "If I Should Lose You," help to reinforce that impression by casting an eye back to the classic jazz era. They bookend four Mobley originals that, in contrast, reflect the best of small-group composition with their lightness and tight dynamics. Overall, this is a stellar set from one of the more underrated musicians of the bop era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724349534315
  • Catalog Number: 95343
  • Sales rank: 42,979

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Remember (5:38)
  2. 2 This I Dig of You (6:21)
  3. 3 Dig Dis (6:05)
  4. 4 Split Feelin's (4:52)
  5. 5 Soul Station (9:03)
  6. 6 If I Should Lose You (5:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hank Mobley Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Kelly Piano
Art Blakey Drums
Paul Chambers Bass
Technical Credits
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Joe Goldberg Liner Notes
Alfred Lion Producer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Go Hank!

    This CD is tight! All of the songs are cool, mostly because they are rare. Also, look at the personel list!

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