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The Birth of Hard Bop


Download links and information about The Birth of Hard Bop by Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 02:07:44 minutes.

Artist: Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan
Release date: 2000
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 21
Duration: 02:07:44
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No. Title Length
1. Budo 7:30
2. I Married an Angel 6:58
3. The Jazz Message 8:02
4. There Will Never Be Another You 5:49
5. Cattin' (Alternate Take) 3:06
6. Cattin' (Original Issue) 4:37
7. Madeline 4:41
8. When I Fall In Love 3:45
9. Space Flight (Previously Unissued) 4:20
10. Space Flight 4:12
11. Blues Number Two (Previously Unissued) 5:18
12. Blues Number Two 4:56
13. B. for B.B. (Previously Unissued) 6:30
14. B. for B.B. 6:28
15. Hank's Shout 7:01
16. Bet 7:53
17. Nostalagia 8:53
18. Thad's Blues 9:49
19. A-1 (Original) 5:31
20. A-1 (Alternate) 5:48
21. Doug's Minor Bouk 6:37



The Birth of Hard Bop explores Savoy sessions from tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and trumpeters Donald Byrd and Lee Morgan early in their careers. The majority of material has been previously released, however five alternate and previously unissued takes are included. Recorded between January and November 1956, with Mobley as the leader, playing on all tracks except the first three which fall under Byrd's leadership. Morgan's contributions surface on the last seven tracks, again under Mobley's leadership and excluding Byrd. The list of sidemen are hard bop (and bop) pioneers including Horace Silver, Barry Harris, Doug Watkins, Kenny Clarke, Hank Jones, and Arthur Taylor. This is a welcomed reissue with great sound and informative liner notes by Doug Ramsey in which the stifling term "hard bop" is thoroughly examined.