Initial readings about Hank Mobley require you to unpick the grudging praise and repetition of assessments that inevitably see Mobley in comparison to other better-known, better-appreciated musicians from his era; a shame, I think as his work is easy to get and appreciate on its own terms. Take this track above, 'Dig dis', for instance, from the fabulous Soul Station ...
The precision of it, the cutting of notes - no need to embellish, or extend or breathe all over it as an imprint of the self - this music is perfect for anyone feeling down (considering the state of the universe) as an expression of pure confidence, distilled.
I especially like the clarity of it, there is no need to intellectualise anything here, it's melodic and easy to connect with; for the way the musicians work together, forever producing a perfect whole.
Have a look at this fantastic interview with Mobley from Downbeat, 1973 where he talks about his work with the quintessential roll-call of all the musical jazz gods and his experience being in Paris during the '68 student revolution.