Mo is On - The Music of Elmo Hope Vol.2
St. Elmo Sylvester Hope (1923 - 1967) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, who was a lesser known contemporary of his friends Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. His music, mostly in the bop/hard bop tradition, was both complex and subtle.
As well as featuring two of Hope's reworkings of a couple of classic standards, Invitation and Dearly Beloved the band breathes fresh life into some of Elmo Hope's most challenging compositions, which include " Hot Sauce" a bright " Hard Bop" influenced flag-waver and the curiously titled melancholy ballad " Mirror- Mind Rose".
Both as an introduction to the great music of Elmo Hope and a burning outing for this superlative quintet this CD is highly recommended.
- So Nice
- Hot Sauce
- Mirror-Mind Rose
- Mc Browne's Galaxy
- Dearly Beloved
- One Down
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