Gone To See T – Bertha Hope
A tribute to Thelonious Monk by his friend (and brilliant composer) Bertha Hope. Solo piano arrangement with exclusive MP3 track available.
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- Recording: Bertha Hope - Nothin' But Love
- Recorded on: October 14, 1999
- Label: Reservoir (161)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium slow)
- Piano - Bertha Hope
- Bass - Walter Booker
- Drums - Jimmy Cobb
Check out Bertha, saxophonist Jerry Dodgion and bassist Putter Smith talking about Elmo in Los Angeles on our YouTube channel.
Don Sickler: "My musical involvement with Bertha began when we were going over her husband Elmo Hope's music. We were trying to notate it accurately so others could play it. Fortunately for me and for all other musicians, Bertha has a deep personal knowledge of Elmo's music. I soon realized that Bertha was a tremendous musician and composer in her own right. This is the first of many of her compositions that we'll make available on jazzleadsheets.com."
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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...