Break Through – Hank Mobley
A funky, swinging riff blues with a twist—check out our notes to learn more about this head and how to play it.
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- Recording: Hank Mobley - Dippin'
- Recorded on: June 18, 1965
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4209)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Lee Morgan
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Piano - Harold Mabern
- Bass - Larry Ridley
- Drums - Billy Higgins
-- eight-bar drum intro
-- time playing behind the melody in (two twelve-bar blues choruses)
-- 1st eight bars of time playing behind Hank Mobley's solo
-- four choruses of trading fours with drums (with stickings included)
-- time playing behind the melody out (two twelve-bar blues choruses)
This drum transcription features some of the best Billy Higgins has to offer. His cymbal beat is so strong throughout the recording. You can really hear clearly where his time feel falls, both straight and swung. Billy, of course, is known for his unique time feel and groove, but he takes some fantastic fours on this recording clip. Also make sure to check out Mobley and Higgins revisiting this song seven years later on the Cedar Walton/Hank Mobley recording "Breakthrough!"
July 7, 1930 – May 30, 1986
Hank Mobley is one of the most acclaimed tenor saxophonists in modern jazz history. He is recognized by musicians and critics alike as one of the most important and eloquent jazz instrumentalists of all time. He recorded well over 100 of his own original compositions and left an indelible mark on the post-bop jazz scene. Read more...