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Hank Mobley Reassessed
September 7, 2012  
Hank Mobley

Jazz critic Leonard Feather famously damned saxophonist Hank Mobley with faint praise as "the middleweight champion of the tenor saxophone," and indeed Mobley was underrated in his lifetime. However a look back at his work, not only as a sideman but as a leader and composer, reveals that his efforts may be more enduring. The focus is on some of Mobley's later music which showed his strengths to greater effect.

 

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