Sun July 7, 2013
Hank Mobley: An Individual's Individual
Hank Mobley was a self-taught hard bop and soul jazz tenor saxophone player whose sound was situated between that of John Coltrane and Stan Getz. As a bandleader he worked to encourage musicians to develop their concepts and skills past what they may have thought possible, as he created a space for performers to work out their own vision within his compositions.
In this short feature, Rabbi Neil Blumofe illuminates the importance of those who will not settle for a glory in mediocrity – but who urge others to reach further and extend their concept of what is possible.