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Hank Mobley - A Caddy For Daddy LP (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)

Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley had been recording for Blue Note for a decade when he made his excellent 1965 album A Caddy for Daddy featuring a first-class sextet with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums.

Blue Note stalwart Hank Mobley had been recording for the label for a full decade when the great tenor saxophonist entered Van Gelder Studio in 1965 to cut his excellent album A Caddy for Daddy. For the date, Mobley assembled a first-class sextet with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums, a remarkable line-up of musicians who were all very familiar to Blue Note listeners. The band’s easy-going camaraderie elevates the music throughout this set of four Mobley originals plus Wayne Shorter’s “Venus Di Mildew.” Opening with the catchy title track, a classic mid-60s Blue Note groove number fueled by Higgins’ boogaloo beat, the album also includes lesser-known Mobley tunes like the churning minor waltz “The Morning After,” the hard-charging “Ace Deuce Trey” with its unexpected harmonic twists and turns, and the brightly swinging closer “3rd Time Around” which keeps the band on its toes throughout with its shifting time signatures.

Blue Note Tone Poet Series

The Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was’ admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley, a.k.a. the “Tone Poet,” on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.

Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180g audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version. This is IT.

This stereo Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.


A1: A Caddy For Daddy
A2: The Morning After

B1: Venus di Mildew
B2: Ace Deuce Trey
B3: 3rd Time Around