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Craftsman at work
on 18 May 2010
The difficulty for jazz writers in being unable to pigeon hole Hank Mobley, or in being unable to classify his music to some extent has been one of the reasons why he has had less exposure than some of his contemporaries.
However he worked carefully and with great diligence taking what he needed from whomever he needed it from to build a style unique unto himself.
There is a saying that goes, the best music is never far from dance, and in this case the concept is easy to see in the easiness and flexibility of his music.
This is not to say Hank Mobley plays dance music, rather to say that his sound is more conducive to dance than that of many of his associates.
The tracks of this album have been carefully assembled, with one idea in mind, to showcase the unique style and talent of this extraordinary craftsman.
Listen and enjoy.