Hank Mobley
Born: 1930

As one of the founding members of the original Jazz
Messengers, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was part of a
brilliant innovation. Bebop’s second generation of players
had pulled the music into a tailspin of virtuosity. But there
was a new inspirational sound taking hold, with roots in
gospel and blues. By combining the best of bebop with the
soulful new thing springing up, Horace Silver, Art Blakey,
Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley and Doug Watkins fashioned
a sound with a percussive, street feel… Continue

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