No music label represented the classic era better than Blue Note Records and now they're proudly unveiling the first group in their series of Vinyl + Bonus CD reissues of the cream of the crop classics from the Blue Note Vaults! Each LP is mastered from the original analog tapes by Ron McMaster. Each state-of-the-art CD is mastered in 24-bit by Rudy Van Gelder, the original recording engineer of these historic sessions. These releases are iconic, not just for the music inside, but also for the stunning, legendary album covers, which are works of art in themselves.
Soul Station, a quartet gem from 1960, is unusual in that Hank Mobley is the only horn, heading a group also including pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Blakey; needless to say, a stellar rhythm section! This album features Hank Mobley at the peak of his powers, taking lengthy solos full of passion and drive. His four originals include his most famous composition, "This I Dig Of You,” which he squeezes for every ounce of its expressive power. If proof were ever needed of Hank Mobley's greatness, Soul Station is perfect evidence.