Hank Mobley

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Birthday
7, 1930
Birthplace
Eastman, GA
Death Date
May 30, 1986 (55)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
7, 1930
Birthplace
Eastman, GA
Death Date
May 30, 1986 (55)

About

Hard bop pioneer and leader on more than thirty recordings, known for his unique style of saxophone playing. He was a prolific recording artist with Blue Note Records from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Before Fame

He received a saxophone when he was sixteen years old and went on to work with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie in his early twenties.

Trivia

He was involved with the production of the sessions album Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers, one of the first hard bop recordings.

Family Life

He was born in Eastman, Georgia but was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Associated With

Mobley worked with Miles Davis in 1961, serving as John Coltrane's replacement.