Hank's Tune – Hank Mobley
Hank's Tune is a medium up swing with a classic sound that comes from all of its II-V progressions.
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- Recording: Horace Silver - Silver's Blue
- Recorded on: July 18, 1956
- Label: Epic (LN 3326)
- Concert Key: F minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Donald Byrd
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Piano - Horace Silver
- Bass - Doug Watkins
- Drums - Art Taylor
After the solos, Hank inserted a clever eight-measure "shout" which is used to start each A section, setting up the two horn soloists for one more solo statement each before returning to the melody. This is notated in the lead sheet.
It's unfortunate that two different Hank Mobley compositions were given the same title (Hank's Tune) on two different recordings for two different record companies. The Horace Silver recording shown here retains the correct and original composition name Hank's Tune, while the other (at least on jazzleadsheets.com) is now secure under its real title, Transition Blues.
Saxophonist Teddy Edwards also recorded Hank's Tune on his "Smooth Sailing" album.
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...