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1 thelarmis   ~  Feb 9, 2012 1:42 pm

ooh, i have no time to write!!!

Hank Mobley is my favorite Blue Note artist, hands down. The Turnaround is one of my favorite Hank albums and the cover art is all kindsa awesome! All 6 tracks were composed by the prolific Mobley and the performance by this classic cast is nothing short of phenomenal.

The Turnaround was the 3rd of 4 recording sessions between 1963-1966 that proved to be a very fruitful time for Hank. The other sessions were released on albums titled Straight No Filter and No Room For Squares, the latter of which is also essential and boasts a fantastic album cover.

2 thelarmis   ~  Feb 9, 2012 1:50 pm

This 1959 Donald Byrd album marks the early stages of his long and varied time as a featured artist for Blue Note Records. Byrd, is an intellectual and exceptional musician. Incredibly versatile, Byrd has landmark recordings covering all the stylistic changes the jazz genre saw from the late 50's through the late 70's.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 9, 2012 2:35 pm

The Beatnuts copied the Mobley album cover.

I always loved this Byrd record.

4 thelarmis   ~  Feb 10, 2012 1:06 am

[3] never hoid o' them...

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 10, 2012 1:20 am

[1] I don't have "The Turnaround", need to get a copy!

6 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 10, 2012 11:09 am

4) Rap group. Not your speed.

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