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Cedar Walton/Hank Mobley Quintet: Breakthrough!

Read "Breakthrough!" reviewed by Douglas Payne

Although recorded 14 years before he died, 1972's Breakthrough was one of the final recordings the lamentably under-appreciated tenor great Hank Mobley made (he also guested on a 1980 Tete Montoliu record). Mobley, an especially lyrical and melodic tenor titan, had recorded prolifically - and consistently well -- between 1955 and 1970, mostly (and most substantially) ...