Blue Note collectors greatly appreciate Hank Mobley for the tenor-saxophonist could always be relied upon to contribute inspired solos, catchy originals, and a leadership style that resulted in memorable matchups with the greats of hard bop. Mobley recorded so many classics during his prime years that Another Workout, a superb set from 1961, went unissued until 1985.
Using the same lineup as the original Workout album (a trio of Miles Davis sidemen including Wynton Kelly plus Grant Green on one song), Another Workout is at least as vital. Mobley digs into "I Should Care," "Hello Young Lovers" and three of his originals, displaying a striking originality along with a quiet emotional intensity. His playing is so strong throughout this album that it is quite understandable that, for many listeners, hard bop begins and ends with the great Hank Mobley.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.See more Hank Mobley records here