Hard Bop Tenor - Harold Land, Teddy Edwards, Hank Mobley (1956 - 1963)

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"Hard bop both needed and got a kind of second wind in the early sixties, and this had something to do with Ornette Coleman's rejection of conventional chord changes, but it had far more to do with developments inside the school: Miles Davis's Kind of Blue, Coltrane's evolution, and the influences of Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. These developments rescued hard bop from its own formulas, emboldening its young practitioners to cut loose and to expand what the school could encompass emotionally and formally."—David Rosenthal

Over the next four hours of Jazz at 100, we'll be featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will start with tenor players J.R. Monterose, LA-based Harold Land and Teddy Edwards, and Blue Note's most prolific player Hank Mobley.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • J.R. Monterose Quintet "Wee-Jay" from J.R. Monterose (Blue Note) 2:55
  • J.R. Monterose Quintet "The Third" from J.R. Monterose (Blue Note) 9:50
  • Host speaks 15:05
  • Harold Land Quintet "The Fox" from The Fox (Contemporary) 17:28
  • Harold Land Quintet "Little Chris" from The Fox (Contemporary) 23:00
  • Host speaks 28:06
  • Teddy Edwards Quartet "Scrapple from the Apple" from Teddy's Ready (Contemporary) 29:08
  • Teddy Edwards Quartet "Take the "A" Train" from Teddy's Ready (Contemporary) 34:54
  • Host speaks 42:13
  • Hank Mobley Quintet "Up a Step" from No Room for Squares (Blue Note) 44:04
  • Hank Mobley Quintet "The Good Life" from The Turnaround! (Blue Note) 52:30
  • Host Outro 57:36

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