No Room for Squares

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No Room for Squares
No Room for Squares.jpg
Studio album by Hank Mobley
Released June 1964[1]
Recorded March 7, 1963 (#3, 6)
October 2, 1963 (all others)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 42:12
Label Blue Note
BST 84149
Producer Alfred Lion
Hank Mobley chronology
Another Workout
No Room for Squares
The Turnaround

No Room for Squares is an album by jazz tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley recorded on March 7 & October 2, 1963 and released on the Blue Note label. It features performances by Mobley, Lee Morgan, Andrew Hill, John Ore and Philly Joe Jones.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "All eight cuts here move with similar fluidity and offer a very gritty and realist approach to the roots of hard bop. Highly recommended."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Hank Mobley except as indicated
  1. "Three Way Split" – 7:49
  2. "Carolyn" (Morgan) – 5:30
  3. "Up a Step" – 8:31
  4. "No Room for Squares" – 6:57
  5. "Me 'N You" (Morgan) – 7:17
  6. "Old World, New Imports" – 6:08
  7. "Carolyn" [Alternate take] – 5:35 Bonus track on CD
  8. "No Room for Squares" [Alternate take] – 6:45 Bonus track on CD



  1. ^ Billboard June 6, 1964
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 18, 2011.