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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One thought on “Transcribed: Hank Mobley – There Will Never Be Another You”

  1. Very Nice. Sometimes I struggle to get into Hank when his sound isn’t “on” but his lines are always great.

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