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Transcribed: There Will Never Be Another You – Woody Shaw

 

 

One of the first transcriptions I posted on this site was Kenny Garrett’s solo on There Will Never Be Another You. It comes from Woody Shaw’s “Solid” album. I’ve always liked this record since I bought it, but I had never learned any of Woody Shaw’s solos until now. It’s cool to see the different ways Woody plays outside and how he resolves those lines. I also enjoying seeing how clear and deliberate each phrase was. As a listener, I had the feeling that, at the end of each phrase, Woody Shaw waited until he was ready with a strong melodic idea before playing again.

As always, I used Transcribe! for learning the solo. This time around, I found a really cool feature. You can slow your selection down to whatever speed you’d like and export it as a .wav file. It will play at your selected speed and you can choose the number of times the selection repeats. Really cool stuff! After exporting the file at half speed, I put it on my iPod, kept it on repeat in my car, and sang along. That really helped me get a good feel for the time and articulation.

Notes:
The solo was, of course, originally played on trumpet, but it is playable on tenor in one of two ways.
1. In measure 20, beginning on the E on beat 2, play the rest of that phrase up an octave, and then play the rest of the solo as written.
2. For a good altissimo workout, play the entire solo up an octave. This is what I did and it doesn’t get too crazy/awkward aside from measures 16 and 17.
3. Trumpet players – Please forgive me if there any idiomatic trumpet devices (half-valves, etc.) that I didn’t notate. If you see/hear anything like that, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll make any necessary changes.

 

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Transcribed: Ronnie Ball – There Will Never Be Another You

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Today’s transcription is the next in the series from The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley. Ronnie Ball isn’t a terribly well-known pianist. In fact, this album cover was the only photo I could find of him. The only other album I own with him playing is Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh. In that context, it isn’t much of a surprise that Ronnie Ball studied with Lennie Tristano. I think that influence can be heard in terms of rhythmic displacement and also in some of his note choices.  I have only transcribed what Ronnie played in the right hand. This is my first piano solo transcription and I’m not quite ready (at all!) to transcribe the solo and the comping.

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Transcribed: Donald Byrd – There Will Never Be Another You

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Today’s transcription is Donald Byrd’s trumpet solo on There Will Never Be Another You from The Jazz Message Of Hank Mobley. I have recently been adding some written dictation to my daily practice and this is the first project I’ve completed since starting that. Since I’m working my way through Hank Mobley’s solos from this album, I thought a good way to begin incorporating dictation into my practice would be to go through the other musicians’ solo on the album. I finished this solo yesterday and started on Ronnie Ball’s piano solo today.

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Transcribed: Hank Mobley – There Will Never Be Another You

 

 

I just finished writing out Hank Mobley’s solo on There Will Never Be Another You from The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley. I’ve been working on and learning this solo for a few weeks now and made sure I had it down in a really solid way before committing it to paper or even trying to play it on the horn. First, using Audacity, I edited the sound file so that it only contained the solo. After that, I loaded it onto itunes and burned a cd of the solo. Next, I listened. I listened in the car. I listened at work. I listened when I ate. I listened…. you get the idea. Following that was singing along with the solo, and when I could do that and felt like I was getting everything, I started playing it on the saxophone. It may sound like overkill, but I think there’s a lot of value in this kind of immersive learning. I feel like this solo is burned into my brain now.
Anyway… Hank Mobley takes a 2-chorus solo and then later on splits a chorus of fours with Donald Byrd, who is playing trumpet. There Will Never Be Another You is a 32-bar ABAC form song, usually played in Eb concert. The transcribed solo is written for tenor saxophone in the transposed key of F.

In bar 58, there are ° and + written above each F in the measure. The ° is the regular fingering. For the +, finger low Bb to get the overtone F. If you keep your tongue and throat in the same position and keep your airstream steady, you shouldn’t have many problems going back and forth between the regular and overtone fingerings.

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ii-V of the day: Hank Mobley – 9.21.10

Today’s ii-V was played by Hank Mobley on There Will Never Be Another You from the 1956 The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley album. This album can be tough to come by. I could only find a Japanese import (expensive) when I was looking for it and ended up buying it because was about the only choice available at the time.

Hank Mobley’s lines are a good source of bebop vocabulary. He really outlined the harmony well and used the melodic devices of the time in a way that are accessible to the student (self-included!) looking to understand the mechanics of a good eighth-note line.

The ii-V starts off on the root of the Dmin7 followed by a chromatic lower neighbor tone. We then move up to the 3rd (F) and back down to the root. We then have an enclosure going to the C# (#11) on the downbeat of the G7 bar (D>C>C#). The C# can be analyzed as the beginning of an enclosure to the D 0n beat 2 (C#>E>D). We then move down in scalar motion until we get to the Ab (b9) on beat 4. This begins another enclosure, this time going to the G on beat 1 of the CMaj7 measure (Ab>F#>G). The line ends with 5-1 (G>C).

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Transcribed: Kenny Garrett – There Will Never Be Another You

This solo comes from Woody Shaw’s 1986 Solid album. It’s a great recording of Woody and his band playing standards. Kenny Garrett’s solo on the opening track, There Will Never Be Another You, has always been one of my favorites so I thought I’d share it with you.

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