Workout – Hank Mobley
A real workout—and spotlight—for the drummer, but a delight for melody instruments, too! Philly Joe Jones drum transcription available.
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- Recording: Hank Mobley - Workout
- Recorded on: March 26, 1961
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 4080)
- Concert Key: G minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Guitar - Grant Green
- Piano - Wynton Kelly
- Bass - Paul Chambers
- Drums - Philly Joe Jones
Drum Transcription: A seven-page drum transcription with everything Philly Joe plays, from the melody intro drum to his solo melody:
-- Eight measure drum intro (solo)
-- AABA Melody in (with drums trading 2's with the horn melody)
-- 8 bar interlude into solo set up
-- Drum solo (3 chorus)
-- AABA melody out (same as beginning)
-- Interlude ending (same as beginning)
Similar to other drum features that Mobley composed, Workout is all about Philly Joe Jones. It features Philly Joe playing around the call-and-response melody, as well as an extended three-chorus drum solo. This solo features some of Philly Joe's most distinguishable and swinging phrases perfectly placed to move the music forward.
For those interested in developing their time feel and phrasing, Green's performance on Workout is a perfect study.
Our C treble clef lead sheet is in the correct octave for guitar players to play the melody.
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...