Cute 'N Pretty – Hank Mobley
One of the very few Mobley compositions in 3/4, this song was originally recorded in a five-horn arrangement but works equally well with a trio, quartet or quintet.
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- Recording: Hank Mobley - A Slice Of The Top
- Recorded on: March 18, 1966
- Label: Blue Note/Liberty (LT 995)
- Concert Key: G minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: 3/4 swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Lee Morgan
- Euphonium - Kiane Zawadi
- Tuba - Howard Johnson
- Alto Sax, Flute - James Spaulding
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Piano - McCoy Tyner
- Bass - Bob Cranshaw
- Drums - Billy Higgins
Our audition clip starts on the 8-measure intro that is repeated twice and reappears as the ending, followed by a fade-out on the vamp.. On the recording, the intro melody is played on the flute and is cued into all of our editions. It would also work great to feature the piano on the intro to set up the horn melody.
The head consists of an 8-measure section that is repeated twice followed by an 8-measure vamp; this is also the solo form.
Though one of the more heavily arranged songs on this album, this one still works in smaller combo settings.
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...