Recorded by DON SICKLER on NIGHT WATCH
Uptown: UPCD 27.39 / Recorded September 19 & 21, 1990
||Medium up Latin/swing
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
3rd part: Tenor Sax, Trombone, Guitar (C treble clef)
4th part: Trombone, Baritone Sax
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
This is a great feature for the trumpet (or other 1st part player), who has the daunting task of tackling Elmo Hope's pianistic melody single-handedly. The other horns support and enhance the melody. There are several backgrounds for the solo section, so any instrument can solo.
SOLOS: The changes are good bebop changes with many II-Vs that explore a number of different keys. These are good for any reasonably experienced bebop soloist.
Harold Land/The Fox (OJC (Contemporary) 343)
ELMO HOPE (1923-1967). A classically trained pianist with technique rivaling that of his childhood friend Bud Powell and a composer of music whose inventiveness and complexity approaches that of Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope is only now beginning to achieve the recognition he deserves because of recent reissues of his albums and the efforts of his soulmate and muse, Bertha Hope, an excellent pianist and composer as well. Although his career was circumscribed by drug problems, he recorded several albums as a leader with sidemen including John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Blue Mitchell, Frank Foster and Jimmy Heath. His compositions have been recorded by Clifford Brown (with whom he played), Art Blakey, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Lou Donaldson, Harold Land, T.S. Monk, Ralph Moore and others.
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