|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|
|Labels||Blue Note, Prestige, Savoy|
|Associated acts||Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Wynton Kelly, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd|
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.
He began playing the saxophone at the age of sixteen and went on to work with Composer Dizzy Gillespie in his early twenties.
He worked on the sessions album Composer Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers, which is considered one of the first hard bop recordings.
He was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, but was born in Eastman, Georgia.
In 1961, Mobley worked with Trumpet Player Miles Davis as a replacement for John Coltrane.
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.