5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“This is one of the best-known Hank Mobley recordings, and for good reason. Although none of his four originals caught on, the fine saxophonist is in top form. He jams on the four tunes, plus ‘The Best Things in Life Are Free’, with an all-star quintet of young modernists - guitarist Grant Green, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones - and shows that he was a much stronger player than his then-current boss Miles Davis seemed to think.” (Scott Yanow)
HANK MOBLEY, tenor sax GRANT GREEN, guitar WYNTON KELLY, piano PAUL CHAMBERS, bass PHILLY JOE JONES, drums
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, March 26, 1961.
Originally Blue Note
Original session recorded by Rudy Van Gelder and produced by Alfred Lion.