Hank Mobley Quartet

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Hank Mobley Quartet
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1955
RecordedMarch 27, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
LabelBlue Note
BLP 5066
ProducerAlfred Lion
Hank Mobley chronology
Newark 1953
Hank Mobley Quartet
The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley Quartet is the debut album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley released on the Blue Note label in 1955 as BLP 5066, a 10" LP. It was recorded on March 27, 1955, and features Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins and Art Blakey. The album was released on CD only in Japan, as a limited edition.


The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "This debut of Mobley on Blue Note includes Horace Silver on piano and Doug Watkins on bass, plus someone named Art Blakey on drums."[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hank's Prank" - 4:31
  2. "My Sin" - 3:50
  3. "Avila and Tequila" - 4:31
  4. "Walkin' the Fence" - 3:38
  5. "Love for Sale" (Porter) - 4:31
  6. "Just Coolin'" - 4:10

All compositions by Hank Mobley except as indicated



  1. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review, accessed November 18, 2011.