Thinking of Home

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Thinking of Home
Thinking of Home.jpg
Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedJuly 31, 1970
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length42:55
LabelBlue Note
ProducerDuke Pearson, Francis Wolff
Hank Mobley chronology
The Flip
(1969)
Thinking of Home
(1980)
Breakthrough!
(1972)

Thinking of Home is an album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley recorded on July 31, 1970 and released on the Blue Note label in 1980. It features performances by Mobley with Woody Shaw, Cedar Walton, Eddie Diehl, Mickey Bass, and Leroy Williams.[1] This is Mobley's final solo Blue Note album, his 26th with the label.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "It is only fitting that Hank Mobley would record one of the last worthwhile Blue Note albums before its artistic collapse (it would not be revived until the 1980s) for his consistent output helped define the label's sound in the 1960s".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Hank Mobley except where noted

  1. "Suite: Thinking of Home/The Flight/Home at Last" - 10:06
  2. "Justine" - 13:04
  3. "You Gotta Hit It" - 5:34
  4. "Gayle's Groove" (Mickey Bass) - 5:33
  5. "Talk About Gittin' It" - 8:38
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 31, 1970

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hank Mobley discography accessed December 13, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 13, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 143. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.