Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares


No Room for Squares is one of the more inventive titles in the Blue Note catalog. This is certainly an apt description for a session that includes the very hip Mobley and accompaniment from the swinging Lee Morgan, creative piano master Andrew Hill, sturdy bassist John Ore, and the powerful Philly Joe Jones on drums. Mobley’s confident tenor wail is in full force here, as he and Morgan blow through the all-original program with strong support from the daring rhythm section. Squares is among Mobley’s most raucous sessions. This is evident on energized tracks like the opening title track and the Latin-tinged “Three Way Split.” Also featured is Morgan’s lush ballad “Carolyn.” In all, this is another stunning hard bop classic.


01. Three Way Split
02. Carolyn
03. Up a Step
04. No Room For Squares
05. Me ‘N You
06. Old World, New Imports
07. Carolyn (Alternate Take)
08. No Room For Squares (Alternate Take)

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