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Bertha Hope has been an active force in improvised music since the early 60's. Her long association with pianist/composer Elmo Hope resulted in a host of recorded compositions and arrangements, currently performed by the Elmo Hope Project, in which Bertha is the pianist. During her long and respectful career, she has continued to present Elmo's music, whether on her recordings or in the many concerts and club appearances she has given. She is also the leader of her own trio (with Walter Booker and Jimmy Cobb), as well as being a member of the group Jazzberry Jam! She has worked extensively over the years to transcribe many of the Elmo Hope compositions so that they can be performed and in addition, pay tribute to one of “be- bop’s” underrated contributors

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lakecia Benjamin: Pursuance: The Coltranes

Read "Pursuance: The Coltranes" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Over the years, there have been many recorded tributes to John Coltrane but saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin takes the concept farther by paying homage to the work of both John and his wife, Alice Coltrane. Benjamin plays their compositions in a wide range of settings with a large cast of musicians, including a couple who actually worked ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Minton's: An iconic Jazz Haven Re-opens in Harlem

Read "Minton's: An iconic Jazz Haven Re-opens in Harlem" reviewed by Rob Mariani

An iconic jazz haven is born again. It's a name I don't think I've heard spoken of in many years. And so when I learned that after many years, “Minton's Playhouse" was re-opening at its original address at West 118th Street in Harlem on the ground floor of the old Cecil Hotel, I was ...

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jon Irabagon: The Observer

Read "The Observer" reviewed by Troy Collins

Best known as the volatile saxophonist in bassist Moppa Elliott's self proclaimed terrorist be-bop band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Jon Irabagon has only just begun his career as a solo artist. His bristling duet with drummer Mike Pride, I Don't Hear Nothin' But The Blues (Loyal Label, 2009) was preceded by Outright! (Innova, 2008), ...

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Elmo Hope Tribute at Jazz Standard Featuring Bertha Hope on Piano

Elmo Hope Tribute at Jazz Standard Featuring Bertha Hope on Piano

Pianist Elmo Hope was one of the greatest composers of this music called Bop, along with Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. Seldom do we get to hear the genius of Elmo Hope's compositions in a live setting. With the gracious help of The Jazz Standard, these ambitious and dedicated musicians join forces with Don Sickler and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bertha Hope: Nothin' But Love

Read "Nothin' But Love" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Reservoir Music has quietly and effectively been building an impressive body of works by New York City pianists over the years, including Kenny Barron, Steve Kuhn, Rob Schneiderman and John Hicks. Now Reservoir has graciously given Bertha Hope, widow of deceased and under-recognized jazz pianist Elmo Hope, the opportunity to be counted in her own gentle ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bertha Hope: Nothin' But Love

Read "Nothin' But Love" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Pianist Betha Hope has certainly been a late bloomer. Long story short, this imaginative pianist was married to the equally inventive piano man Elmo Hope. Her talents, however, would largely remain dormant for most of the '60s and '70s, apart from the few duets with her husband that were heard on a mid-'60s Riverside date. It ...


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