Tenor Conclave

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
These four sides should not be hard to locate, as the primary participants in this November 30, 1956, session have all issued them within their individual catalogs. However Tenor Conclave was first released as credited to the "leaderless" Prestige All-Stars -- consisting of tenor saxophonists John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, and Zoot Sims. Providing support are pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. The Mobley-penned title track commences the effort with the quartet of tenors showing off their stuff in high-flying style. It takes a couple of passes and somewhat of a trained ear to be able to link the players with their contributions, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
These four sides should not be hard to locate, as the primary participants in this November 30, 1956, session have all issued them within their individual catalogs. However Tenor Conclave was first released as credited to the "leaderless" Prestige All-Stars -- consisting of tenor saxophonists John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, and Zoot Sims. Providing support are pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. The Mobley-penned title track commences the effort with the quartet of tenors showing off their stuff in high-flying style. It takes a couple of passes and somewhat of a trained ear to be able to link the players with their contributions, but as is often the case, the whole tends to be greater than the sum of the parts. After a brief introduction with all four rapidly reeling off short riffs, Mobley charges ahead into truly inspired territory. The midtempo take of "Just You, Just Me" keeps things lively with a light swinging pace that is custom-made for bringing the combo's jocular side to the surface, particularly toward the end as they "trade fours," with each tenor blowing four bars before passing the melody on. The other Mobley composition is "Bob's Boys," and by all accounts it is the most compelling piece on the outing. The blues-based tune rollicks as Coltrane, Mobley, Cohn, and Sims find themselves configured in a seeming myriad of sonic face-offs. Wrapping up Tenor Conclave is an ultra-cool and sophisticated "How Deep Is the Ocean?" Cohn commences the long and luscious reading with a subtle strength, suggesting the powerful undercurrent flowing throughout the number. Also, listeners are treated to what is possibly Garland's finest interaction, leading right into Sims, Chambers, and finally a sublime Coltrane caboose.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218612722
  • Catalog Number: 127
  • Sales rank: 64,173

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tenor Conclave - Hank Mobley (11:05)
  2. 2 Just You, Just Me - Hank Mobley (9:29)
  3. 3 Bob's Boys - Hank Mobley (8:21)
  4. 4 How Deep Is the Ocean? - Hank Mobley (15:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Coltrane Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Booker Ervin Tenor Saxophone
Red Garland Piano
Grant Green Guitar
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Hank Mobley Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Don Patterson Organ
Sonny Stitt Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor Drums
Billy James Drums
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Paul Chambers Bass
Vincent Corrao Guitar
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Al Cohen Tenor Saxophone
Zoot Sims & His Five Brothers Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
Joe Segal Liner Notes
Bob Weinstock Producer, Contributor
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Jack McKinney Liner Notes
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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    Legendary Gathering of Tenor Sax Stars

    This album, now quite rare on vinyl, is a must have for saxophonists and fans of saxy jazz. John Coltrane soars, Zoot Sims swings as usual, Al Cohn lays down some tasty licks and Hank Mobley aquits himself admirably. The rhythm section is more than adequate and the tunes presented are quite enjoyable. Liner notes lead you to be able to recognize the tone of each player - it's fun to guess the solo order on the last tunes.

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