|Besides being one of the best tenor saxophonists of his time, Henry (Hank) Mobley (1930-1986) is widely recognized as one of the great composers of the hard-bop era, with interesting chord changes and room for soloists to stretch out (this LP includes four of his compositions). Soul Station, which features him as the only horn in a quartet format with an all-star rhythm section consisting of Wynton Kelly at the piano, Paul Chambers at the bass, and Art Blakey at the drums, is generally considered to be his finest recording.HANK MOBLEY, tenor sax WYNTON KELLY, piano PAUL CHAMBERS, bass ART BLAKEY, drums Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, February 7, 1960. Original recordings taped by Rudy Van Gelder & produced by Alfred Lion. *BONUS TRACK: Same personnel but PHILLY JOE JONES (drums) replaces Blakey. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, March 26, 1961. [This is the only quartet selection from Mobley’s LP Workout (Blue Note BST-84080)].