Hank Mobley Quintet

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Hank Mobley Quintet
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Studio album by Hank Mobley
Released Early August 1957[1]
Recorded March 8, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 57:22
Label Blue Note
BLP 1550
Producer Alfred Lion
Hank Mobley chronology
Hank Mobley and His All Stars
(1957)Hank Mobley and His All Stars1957
Hank Mobley Quintet

Hank Mobley Quintet is an album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley released on the Blue Note label in 1957 as BLP 1550. It was recorded on March 8, 1957 and features Mobley, Art Farmer, Doug Watkins, Horace Silver, and Art Blakey. It was remastered in 2008 by Rudy Van Gelder.


The Allmusic review by Steve Leggett awarded the album 4.5 stars, stating: "Mobley might not have been out there pushing the envelope with his instrument, but here he plays with confidence and lyrical economy, making this easily one of his best outings."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Hank Mobley

  1. "Funk in Deep Freeze" - 6:50
  2. "Wham and They're Off" - 7:42
  3. "Fin de l'affaire" - 6:39
  4. "Startin' from Scratch" - 6:43
  5. "Stella-Wise" - 7:18
  6. "Base on Balls" - 7:33

Only available on CD edition:

  1. "Funk in Deep Freeze" (Alternate Take) - 6:57
  2. "Wham and They're Off" (Alternate Take) - 7:37



  1. ^ Billboard Aug 26, 1957
  2. ^ a b Leggett, S. Allmusic Review, accessed September 24, 2011.