Hank's Other Soul – Hank Mobley
This soulful melody lends itself well to heartfelt interpretation. A great example of how profound a simple and expressive melody can be.
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- Recording: Hank Mobley - Another Workout
- Recorded on: December 9, 1961
- Label: Blue Note (BST 84431)
- Concert Key: F minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Piano - Wynton Kelly
- Bass - Paul Chambers
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
Amazingly, this album was only released in 1985 (in the can for 24 years!). It features one of Hank's favorite rhythm sections: Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Hank obviously thought this session was never going to come out, but he knew he had created some interesting melodies that he didn't want to discard. He reworked melodic elements of Hank's Other Soul into his classic 1963 composition East Of The Village (also available here), and melodic elements of Gettin' And Jettin' into his 1963 composition Up A Step.
Comparison of Hank's Other Soul with East Of The Village: Intros: similar Bass line melody, but rhythmically and instrumentally handled quite differently. Last 4 measures of (A) and (C): melody is the same, but one is 4/4, the other 12/8 feel.
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...