Hank Mobley – No Room For Squares (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:20 minutes | 1,76 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | @ Blue Note Records
Originally released as Blue Note BLP 4149 (mono) and BST 84149 (stereo)
“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you’ve set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder’s studio!” – Blue Note President, Don Was.
No Room For Squares is comprised of two unforgettable 1963 sessions by Hank Mobley. The star-studded performances feature Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Andrew Hill, Herbie Hancock, John Ore, Butch Warren and Philly Joe Jones. Standouts include “Me ‘N You,” “Carolyn” and the title-track. This is gritty hard-bop at its finest. Essential.
Four stars out of five – …Crucial listening¦ Three Way Split remains a career highlight. – Q
01 – Three Way Split
02 – Carolyn
03 – Up A Step
04 – No Room For Squares
05 – Me ‘N You
06 – Old World, New Imports
Recorded March 7 (tracks 3 and 6) and October 2, 1963 (tracks 1, 2, 4 and 5) in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Produced by Alfred Lion