Changing Scene – Hank Mobley
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- Recording: Freddie Hubbard - Goin' Up
- Recorded on: November 6, 1960
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4056)
- Concert Key: G minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Freddie Hubbard
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Piano - McCoy Tyner
- Bass - Paul Chambers
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
- The Subito Sounds Septet of Camden, New Jersey: Arnetta Johnson, trumpet; Shabree Johnson, trumpet; Lawrence Galloway, trombone; Stephen Williams, trombone; Daniel Spearmen, trumpet; Reggie Lewis, tenor sax; Alex Cummings, alto sax; George Williams, keyboard; Chris Newbill, bass; Zaire Darden, drums; Mr. Jamal Dickerson, band director
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These voicings by pianist Michael Cochrane begin simply, with four- and five-note voicings mostly in fourths and fifths. There are a few upper extensions of the chords but not many. The last three measures change to a series of upper structure triads: the major triad on the 7th of minor 7th flat 5 chords, and the major triad on the sharp 5th of dominant chords.
These footballs show one way Michael hears the solo chord progression move from chord to chord. When studying them, your concentration can be focused solely on the chord progression and how chords move from one to another. Rhythmically, it's simple whole notes and half notes, or the basic harmonic rhythm of the chord progression of the solo section. The footballs are also annotated, showing the original chord symbol above the voicing, as well as any extensions below the voicing. The idea is that these voicings could be of varied uses to any level of pianist—a beginner pianist could play the music exactly as on the page and provide a supportive and harmonically hip sounding accompaniment to a soloist, while a more advanced pianist could use these same voicings with varied rhythms in the style of the recording. Ultimately, a pianist would be able to absorb how these voicings were derived from the chord symbols, and then be able to create their own.
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...