No Room for Squares

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No Room for Squares
No Room for Squares.jpg
Studio album by Hank Mobley
Released June 1964[1]
Recorded March 7, 1963 (#3, 6)
October 2, 1963 (all others)
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 42:12
Label Blue Note
BST 84149
Producer Alfred Lion
Hank Mobley chronology
Another Workout
(1965)Another Workout1965
No Room for Squares
(1963)
The Turnaround!
(1964)The Turnaround!1964

No Room for Squares is an album by jazz tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley recorded on March 7 & October 2, 1963 and released on the Blue Note label. It features performances by Mobley, Lee Morgan, Andrew Hill, John Ore and Philly Joe Jones.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "All eight cuts here move with similar fluidity and offer a very gritty and realist approach to the roots of hard bop. Highly recommended."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Hank Mobley except where noted

  1. "Three Way Split" – 7:49
  2. "Carolyn" (Morgan) – 5:30
  3. "Up a Step" – 8:31
  4. "No Room for Squares" – 6:57
  5. "Me 'N You" (Morgan) – 7:17
  6. "Old World, New Imports" – 6:08
  7. "Carolyn" [Alternate take] – 5:35 Bonus track on CD
  8. "No Room for Squares" [Alternate take] – 6:45 Bonus track on CD

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard June 6, 1964
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 18, 2011.