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Hank Mobley

American jazz saxophonist and composer

Hank Mobley

American jazz saxophonist and composer
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birthday
7th
July, 1930
Death
30th
May, 1986
Birth Place
Eastman, Georgia, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Henry “Hank” Mobley (July 7, 1930 – May 30, 1986) was an American hard bop and soul jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. Mobley was described by Leonard Feather as the “middleweight champion of the tenor saxophone”, a metaphor used to describe his tone, that was neither as aggressive as John Coltrane nor as mellow as Stan Getz, and his style that was laid-back, subtle and melodic, especially in contrast with players like Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. The critic Stacia Proefrock claimed him “one of the most underrated musicians of the bop era.”

instruments played
saxophone
Tenor
Associated Acts

Horace Silver Art Blakey Wynton Kelly Lee Morgan Donald Byrd

Birth Name

Henry Mobley

Genres

Jazz, hard bop, soul jazz

Labels

Blue Note, Prestige, Savoy

Occupations

Musician, composer

Years Active

1949 1986

Name

Hank Mobley

Nationality

United States of America

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