No Room For Squares – Hank Mobley
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- Recording: Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares
- Recorded on: October 2, 1963
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4149)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Trumpet - Lee Morgan
- Piano - Andrew Hill
- Bass - John Ore
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
-- horn melodies are shown above the drum staff
-- sixteen-measure intro (great hi-hat work)
-- AABA in melody
-- Philly Joe's playing behind eight bars of Hank Mobley's first solo chorus
-- The two choruses of trading with Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan: Philly Joe's fours, plus what he plays behind the horn soloists. Timing for Hank's first entrance in the exchanges is noted on the music: 5:28.
-- AABA out melody
-- Coda (hi-hat work like the intro)
This particular track is full of the "slick" material that made Philly Joe Jones one of the best drummers of all time. Listen to how effortlessly and smoothly he plays the phrases. His fluidity and technique are absolutely fantastic.
The transcription includes his hi-hat work in the introduction, along with his interactions around the melodies and eight bars of Hank Mobley's first solo chorus, two choruses of trading fours with Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan, followed by the out melody and coda.
See and hear drummer Evan Hughes as he plays part of his own transcription along with the CD in the video above. You'll be reminded just how remarkable Joe's drumming is when you try to play these phrases.
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...