Hank Mobley: Thinking of Home (1970)
Teaming with Mobley in the front-line is Woody Shaw, whose trumpet bursts forth with brash ideas and an endless stream of notes. Mobley is equally inspired and turns in some of his most intriguing work on the obligatory boogaloo track, “Talk About Gittin’ It.” Unheralded guitarist Eddie Diehl and long-time Mobley associate Cedar Walton also get solo space, but make no mistake, Shaw and Mobley are the stars here.
It’s worth noting that Mobley would only record one more album, a 1972 offering with Walton, before disappearing from the jazz scene. Thinking of Home serves as another reminder of Mobley’s contributions to jazz as both a soloist and composer.
Track Listing: Suite (Thinking of Home; The Flight; Home At Last); Justine; You Gotta Hit It; Gayle's Groove; Talk About Gittin' It
Personnel: Hank Mobley - tenor saxophone; Woody Shaw - trumpet; Eddie Diehl - guitar; Cedar Walton - piano; Mickey Bass - bass; Leroy Williams - drums
Record Label: Blue Note Records