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Hank Mobley (Saxophonist) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Hank Mobley
Henry "Hank" Mobley is an American saxophonist and soprano composer of hard bop and jazz soul. Mobley was described by Leonard Feather as a "mid-range tenor saxophone champion", a metaphor used to describe his tone, neither as aggressive as John Coltrane nor as smooth as Stan Getz, and his relaxed style, delicate and melodious, especially in contrast to the likes of Sonny Rollins and Coltrane. Critic Stacia Proefrock declared him "one of the most underrated musicians of the bop era".
Birth name Henry Mobley
Born July 7, 1930, Eastman, Georgia, U.S.
Died May 30, 1986, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Jazz, hard bop, soul jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Tenor saxophone
Years active 1949–1986
Labels Blue Note, Prestige, Savoy
Associated acts Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Wynton Kelly, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd

About Hank Mobley

Hard bop pioneer and leader on over thirty records, renowned for his distinctive saxophone sound. From the 1950s until the 1970s, he was a prolific recording artist for Blue Note Records.

Hank Mobley before fame

He began playing the saxophone at the age of sixteen and went on to work with Composer Dizzy Gillespie in his early twenties.

Achievement of Hank Mobley

He worked on the sessions album Composer Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers, which is considered one of the first hard bop recordings.

Hank Mobley family life

He was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, but was born in Eastman, Georgia.

Associations of Hank Mobley

In 1961, Mobley worked with Trumpet Player Miles Davis as a replacement for John Coltrane.

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Hard bop musician. Jazz soprano saxophonist. Hard bop saxophonist. Artists of Muse Records. Prestige record label artists. American jazz tenor saxophonist. Artists from Savoy Records. Musicians from Georgia (US state). Blue Note Records artists. African-American jazz musician. 20th century saxophonist

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Latest information about Hank Mobley updated on March 18 2022.