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(Pre Order) Hank Mobley - Workout - Blue Note Classic LP *

(Pre Order) Hank Mobley - Workout - Blue Note Classic LP *

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Release Date: May 17, 2024 

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!
180g Vinyl LP!
Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Analog Tapes!
Pressed at Optimal!

Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley was at the peak of his powers throughout the early 1960s as he produced a staggering run of hard bop classics including Soul Station, Roll Call, Workout, No Room for Squares, and The Turnaround. Recorded in 1961, Workout was an energetic quintet outing featuring Mobley with guitarist Grant Green, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. The spirited five-song set consisted of four dynamic Mobley originals—"Workout," "Uh Huh," "Smokin'," and "Greasin' Easy"—that proved to be ideal vehicles inspiring vigorous improvisations from each of the soloists. The lone standard "The Best Things in Life Are Free"—taken from the musical Good News—was a showcase for Mobley's more lyrical side.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

This is one of the best-known Hank Mobley recordings, and for good reason....the fine saxophonist is in top form. He jams on the four tunes, plus 'The Best Things in Life Are Free,' with an all-star quintet of young modernists -- guitarist Grant Green, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones -- and shows that he was a much stronger player than his then-current boss Miles Davis seemed to think.
-Scott Yanow,, 4.5/5 stars


  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Analog Tapes
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany


Grant Green guitar
Hank Mobley tenor sax
Paul Chambers bass
Philly Joe Jones drums
Wynton Kelly piano


  1. Workout
  2. Uh Huh
  3. Smokin'
  4. The Best Things in Life Are Free
  5. Greasin' Easy






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