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Hank Mobley

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by Hank Mobley

Biography

Henry Mobley, 7 July 1930, Eastman, Georgia, USA, d. 30 May 1986, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Tenor saxophonist Mobley began his professional career with an R&B band in 1950. The following year, he was attracting the attention of such important beboppers as Max Roach and Dizzy Gillespie, and by 1954 his stature was such that he was invited to become a founder member of Horace Silver’s Jazz Messengers. When Silver re-formed a band under his own name, bequeathing the Messengers to... Read more

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hard bop
bebop
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