Two Tenors

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Two Tenors
Studio album by John Coltrane
and Hank Mobley
Released 1969
Recorded May 7, 1956
Genre Hard bop
Label Prestige Records
Producer Bob Weinstock

Two Tenors is an album credited to jazz musicians John Coltrane and Hank Mobley, released in 1969 on Prestige Records, catalogue 7670. It is a reissue of Prestige 7043 Informal Jazz by Elmo Hope, released in 1956. As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s long after he had stopped recording for the label, Prestige assembled varied recordings, often those where Coltrane had been merely a sideman, and reissued them as a new album with Coltrane's name prominently displayed. In this case, by 1969 Hope had become a far less marketable figure than Coltrane and Mobley, hence the redesignation of the LP.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Weeja" (Elmo Hope) — 11:00
  2. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) — 8:31
  3. "On It" (Elmo Hope) — 8:58
  4. "Avalon" (Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva, Vincent Rose) — 9:37


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