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Ltd. Edition 3 CD Sets
“While Mosaic never does wrong, this set is absolutely perfect. Three CDs of Andrew Hill, almost all of it previously unheard by the public. While these sessions probably sat in the vaults to lack of commercial viability at the time, they are every bit as good as Hill's contemporary Blue Note releases that have been released. Some of the lineups are chock full of heavy hitter sidemen- Sam Rivers, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw, etc. Overall the set is a good indicator of the diversity of Hill's compositonal ideas in the late 60s. He is heard in large group settings, trio settings, and most amazingly working with a string quartet. I find the string quartet sessions to be the most remarkable on the set.” - Customer Review
"A remarkable burst of creativity over a two week span. Of course the Chet Baker reunion is marvelous. The Vinnie Burke strings are a great complement to Mulligan. I have to admit I was a bit worried about it. To be honest, while I love Gerry, I really bought this set for the Annie Ross session. Just fantastic! Her version of "I Feel Pretty" was worth the price for me. Transcendent.” - Customer Review
“ I've been purchasing Mosaic sets since the 90s and this is among my top five. Tyner's vision comes into focus on these sessions--powerful piano, extended modal songs, Eastern influences, and beautiful melodies. Remastering is top-notch as are the sidemen throughout.” - Customer Review
“This is such a great session. It is still so surprising that this lineup of the Messengers is overlooked and underrated. This lineup deserves to be heralded as one of Blakey's best alongside the Golson/Morgan/Timmons/Merritt '58 and the Shorter/Hubbard/Fuller/Walton/Merritt or Workman '61-'64 lineups. And, of course, this set has all of Mosaic's usual exemplary production hallmarks.” - Customer Review
“ The mastering on this disc is fantastic. Excellent sonic clarity all around. That, combined with Lloyd's great sense of melody and forward-thinking songwriting make for a satifsying listening experience. Lloyd's cool and progressive style is a joy, and the interplay between all the band members is superb. Tony Williams was one of the funkiest jazz drummers around, too! Buy this and you will find yourself seeking out more Charles Lloyd. Not to be missed! ” - Customer Review
Track Listing, Personnel & Recording Dates
The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions (#181)
(A) Hank Mobley (ts), Horace Silver (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Blakey (d).
March 27, 1955
tk 2 Walkin' The Fence (alt tk) (J)CJ28-5128
tk 3 Walkin' The Fence BLP 5066
tk 5 Avila And Tequila -
tk 6 Hank's Prank (alt tk) (J)CJ28-5128
tk 8 Hank's Prank BLP 5066
tk 10 Just Coolin' -
tk 12 My Sin -
tk 14 Love For Sale -
(B) Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan (tp), Hank Mobley (ts), Horace Silver (p), Paul Chambers (b), Charlie Persip (d).
November 25, 1956
tk 2 Double Whammy BLP 1540
tk 3 Barrel Of Funk -
tk 4 Barrel Of Funk (alt tk) previously unissued
tk 6 Mobleymania BLP 1540
tk 7 Touch And Go -
(C) Hank Mobley (ts), Milt Jackson (vbs), Horace Silver (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Blakey (d).
January 13, 1957
tk 2 Reunion BLP 1544
tk 3 Lower Stratosphere -
tk 4 Don't Walk -
tk 6 Ultramarine -
tk 7 Mobley's Musings -
note: In the Cuscuna/Ruppli Blue Note discography, a possible alternate take of Ultramarine (take 5) is listed. But no tape exists for this item.
(D) Hank Mobley (ts), Art Farmer (tp), Horace Silver (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Blakey (d).
March 8, 1957
tk 1 Wham And They're Off BLP 1550
tk 4 Wham And They're Off (alt tk) (Du) 1A158-83385/8
tk 5 Funk In Deep Freeze (alt tk)
tk 6 Funk In Deep Freeze BLP 1550
tk 7 Startin' From Scratch -
tk 8 Stella-wise -
tk 9 Base On Balls -
tk 10 Fin De L'Affaire -
note: All titles issued on the CD version of this album (B2-46816)
(E) Donald Byrd (tp), John Jenkins (as), Hank Mobley (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Wilbur Ware (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
April 21, 1957
tk 2 Easy To Love BLP 1560
tk 3 Fit For A Hanker -
tk 4 Hi Groove Low Feedback -
tk 7 Time After Time -
tk 9 Dance Of The Infidels -
(F) Bill Hardman (tp), Curtis Porter (Shafi Hadi) (as, ts), Hank Mobley (ts), Sonny Clark (piano), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (d).
June 23, 1957
tk 2 Mighty Moe And Joe (alt tk) (Du) 1A158-83391/4
tk 2/3 Mighty Moe And Joe BLP 1568
tk 5 News -
tk 6 Bags' Groove -
tk 8 Double Exposure -
tk 10 Falling In Love With Love -
note: The original mono master of Mighty Moe And Joe was take 2 with the trumpet and tenor solos from take 3. The unedited take 2 was issued in stereo on Box 3 of 40 Years Of Jazz - The History Of Blue Note. It was also issued on the first stereo CD release of this album, (J) TOCJ-1568. That CD is also missing the insert ending for Double Exposure.
(G) Kenny Dorham (tp), Hank Mobley (ts), Sonny Clark (p), Jimmy Rowser (b), Art Taylor (d).
August 18, 1957
tk 5 My Reverie BN (J) 61006
tk 6 Curtain Call -
tk 9 On The Bright Side -
tk 10 The Mobe -
tk 11 Don't Get Too Hip -
tk 12 Deep In A Dream (no tp) -
(H) Art Farmer (tp), Hank Mobley (ts), Pepper Adams (bari), Sonny Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
October 20, 1957
tk 3 Gettin' Into Something GXF (J) 3066
tk 4 Tune Up -
tk 6 Poppin' -
tk 8 East Of Brooklyn -
tk 12 Darn That Dream -
(I) Lee Morgan (tp), Hank Mobley (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Charlie Persip (d).
February 9, 1958
tk 2 High And Flighty (alt tk)
tk 3 High And Flighty BLP 1574
tk 4 Stretchin' Out (alt tk)
tk 5 Stretchin' Out BLP 1574
tk 6 Peckin' Time -
tk 10 Git-Go Blues -
tk 11 Speak Low -
tk 12 Speak Low (alt tk)
all titles issued on the CD version of this album (B2-81574)
BLP 5066 The Hank Mobley Quartet
(J)CJ28-5128 CD reissue of above
BLP 1540 Hank Mobley Sextet
BLP 1544 Hank Mobley And His All-Stars
BLP 1550 Hank Mobley Quintet
B2-46816 CD reissue of above
BLP 1560 Hank
BLP 1568 Hank Mobley
(J) BN 61006 Curtain Call
(J) GXF 3066 Poppin'
BLP 1574 Peckin' Time
B2-81574 CD stereo reissue of above
Original sessions produced by Alfred Lion
Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna
Executive producer: Charlie Lourie
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Recording engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Sessions A-E are mono. Sessions F-I are stereo.
Mastered by Ron McMaster using 20-bit Super Bit Mapping
All photographs by Francis Wolff
Design direction: Richard Mantel
Design production: InkWell, Inc.
Masters courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
(p)1998 EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets. Product of EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets, 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. Inauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
(c)1998 Mosaic Records L.L.C., 35 Melrose Place, Stamford, CT 06902. All rights reserved.