Elmo Hope Informal Jazz on 200g Mono LP
Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series
Cut from the Analogue Masters by Renowned Mastering Engineer Kevin Gray!
Pianist/composer Elmo Hope is joined on 1956's Informal Jazz by a literal dream team of jazz giants including John Coltrane (tenor sax), Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). The 4-song hard bop set is anchored by the two Hope originals "Weeja" and "On It" which are featured here alongside the Jimmy Van Heusen penned "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" and the popular jazz standard "Avalon." With a line-up like this, the title may be the only thing informal about it!
Elmo Hope Informal Jazz Track Listing:
- 200g Mono LP pressing
- Cut from the analogue masters by Kevin Gray
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
- Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket
2. Polka Dot and Moonbeams
3. On It