Between Two Kings – Bertha Hope

A versatile song that works both as a bossa and, with a half-time feel, as a ballad. Our lead sheet is based on Bertha's recording, which contains both ballad and bossa sections. Two exclusive recordings are available by pianist Glenn Zaleski: Bertha's solo piano arrangement and Glenn's own interpretation.

Bertha Hope

born on November 8, 1936

A dynamic force in improvised music, pianist Bertha Hope has been making headway in the jazz scene since the early 1960s. Raised in Los Angeles, Bertha attended Manual Arts High School. She began her jazz journey with pianists Elmo Hope and Richie Powell in her youth. Although she studied piano at Los Angeles Community College, she received her B.A. in early childhood education from Antioch College. She married Elmo in 1960; they moved to New York where Bertha worked as a telephone operator by day and performed at night. Read more...

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