Stretchin' Out – Hank Mobley
One of Hank's many melodic uptempo tunes with a 32-bar AABA form, this one has a pedal point on the first 4 bars of the A sections that really builds momentum.
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- Recording: Hank Mobley - Peckin' Time
- Recorded on: February 9, 1958
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 1574)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Lee Morgan
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Piano - Wynton Kelly
- Bass - Paul Chambers
- Drums - Charli Persip
Our audio excerpt starts at the beginning of the melody and continues through the B section. The B section is written in a call-and-response style, with two bars of composed melody followed by an improvised answer. We've notated Hank's classic answers in all lead sheet editions.
The solo section swings throughout. When the solo chord progression is different from the melody, the solo changes are written under the staff. The Coda starts with two four-measure breaks for a soloist. Hank's four-measure statements are so classic we couldn't resist notating them in the B-flat edition.
Check out drummer Charli Persip talking about joining Dizzy's band on jazzleadsheets.com's YouTube channel. Charli also talkes about recording The Eternal Triangle on YouTube.
From this same session you can also check out Peckin' Time, High And Flighty and Git-Go Blues.
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...