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Between Swing and Bop

tue 26 mar 2019 21:00 

Pianist Elmo Hope (1923 – 1967), whose influences included
Bud Powell, started an R & B band after he finished school and
proceeded to accompany singer Etta Jones. After that he mainly
worked as a freelance musician. From 1954 onward he recorded a few
albums for Blue Note and Prestige under his own name. Besides
the trio recordings a few quintet pieces were recorded as well,
of which the composition included saxophone players
Frank Foster
and Harold
Land.

 

Recording sources:

Elmo Hope; Trio & Quintet – Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2NN

Hope Meets Foster : Elmo Hope Quartet & Quintet

         ( Prestige OJCCD 1703-2 )

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