Roland Hanna

Sir Elf [1977]

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While Sir Elf from 1973 was a set of unaccompanied piano solos by Roland Hanna, his encore for Choice from four years later sometimes adds bassist George Mraz for a few duets. The solo "Yesterdays" was a leftover (but worthwhile) track from 1974; otherwise, the music is from 1977. Hanna (and occasionally Mraz) is heard on a pair of originals, "Majorca" (based on a Chopin melody), and three standards including "My Shining Hour" and "My Heart Stood Still." Superior modern mainstream music.