Elmo Hope Catalog

1953 (age 30)

Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9271)

Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 18, 1953
BN495-1 tk.2Happy Hour
BN496-2 tk.5Freffie
BN497-2 tk.8Carvin' The Rock
BN498-0 tk.9Host Sauce
BN499-0 tk.10Mo Is On
BN500-1 tk.13Stars Over Marrakesh
BN501-1 tk.19I Remember You
BN502-2 tk.23Sweet And Lovely
Freeman Lee (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954
BN566-2 tk.3Crazy
BN567-3 tk.8Later For You
BN568-1 tk.10Abdullah
BN569-1 tk.12Chips
BN570-2 tk.15Maybe So
BN571-2 tk.18Low Tide
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5029 + BLP 5044.

Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet  (Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2)

Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 18, 1953
BN499-1 tk.11Mo Is On (alt. take)
tk.20It's A Lovely Day Today
Freeman Lee (trumpet) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 9, 1954
BN566-3 tk.4Crazy (alt. take)
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5029 + BLP 5044 + 3 bonus tracks.

1955

Elmo Hope - Meditations  (Prestige PRLP 7010)

Elmo Hope (piano) John Ore (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 28, 1955
770All The Things You Are
771Ghost Of A Chance
772Falling In Love With Love
773Quit It
774Huh
775My Heart Stood Still
776It's A Lovely Day Today
777I'm In The Mood For Love
778Lucky Strike
779Blue Moe
780Elmo's Fire
** also issued on Prestige PR 7675 entitled "The Elmo Hope Memorial Album". Original Jazz Classics OJC 1751, OJCCD 1751-2.

Elmo Hope/Frank Foster - Hope Meets Foster  (Prestige PRLP 7021)

Freeman Lee (trumpet -1/3) Frank Foster (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) John Ore (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 4, 1955
1. 798Zarou
2. 799Fosterity
3. 800Shutout
4. 801Wail, Frank, Wail
5. 802Yaho
6. 803Georgia On My Mind
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7021 (alt.) entitled "Wail, Frank, Wail". Original Jazz Classics OJC 1703, OJCCD 1703-2.

1956

Elmo Hope - Informal Jazz  (Prestige PRLP 7043)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) John Coltrane, Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 7, 1956
884Weejah
885Polka Dots And Moonbeams
886On It
887Avalon
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7043 (alt.) entitled "Hank Mobley/John Coltrane - Two Tenors". Prestige PR 7670 entitled "John Coltrane - 2 Tenors With Hank Mobley".
** part of Milestone M 47037.

1957

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers/The Elmo Hope Quintet Featuring Harold Land  (Pacific Jazz PJ-33)

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 1957
So Nice
St. Elmo's Fire
Vaun Ex

1959

Elmo Hope Trio  (HiFi Jazz J 616)

Elmo Hope (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, February 8, 1959
B's A-Plenty
Barfly
Eejah
Boa
Something For Kenny
Like Someone In Love
Minor Bertha
Tranquility
** also issued on Contemporary M 3620, S 7620; Original Jazz Classics OJC 477, OJCCD 477-2.

1961

Elmo Hope - Homecoming!  (Riverside RLP 381)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, June 22, 1961
Moe, Jr. (take 4)
Eyes So Beautiful As Yours
A Kiss For My Love (take 5)
Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, June 29, 1961
La Berthe
Homecoming
One Mo' Blues
Imagination
** also issued on Riverside RS 9381; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1810-2.

Elmo Hope - Homecoming!  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1810-2)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, June 22, 1961
A Kiss For My Love (take 4)
** reissue of Riverside RLP 381 + 2 bonus tracks.

Elmo Hope - The All-Star Sessions  (Milestone M 47037)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums): same session
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, June 22, 1961
Moe, Jr. (take 2)
** same contents as Prestige PRLP 7043 + 7 bonus tracks.

Elmo Hope/Bertha Hope - Hope-Full  (Riverside RLP 408)

Elmo Hope (piano) Bertha Hope (piano -2,5,7)
NYC, November 9 & 14, 1961
1.Underneath
2.Yesterdays
3.When Johnny Comes Marching Home
4.Most Beautiful
5.Blues Left And Right
6.Liza
7.My Heart Stood Still
8.Moonbeams
** also issued on Riverside RS 9408; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1872-2.

Elmo Hope - High Hope!  (Beacon LP 401)

Elmo Hope (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, 1961
Chips
Happy Hour
Elmo Hope (piano) Edward Warren (bass) Granville Hogan (drums)
Mo's Bluff
Maybe So
Mo Is On
Crazy

Elmo Hope - Here's Hope!  (Celebrity LP 209)

Elmo Hope (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, 1961
Hot Sauce
When The Groove Is Low
De-Dah
Abdula
Freffie
Stars Over Marakesh

1963 (age 40)

Elmo Hope Ensemble - Sounds From Rikers Island  (Audio Fidelity AFLP 2119)

Lawrence Jackson (trumpet -1,2,4/6,9) Freddie Douglas (alto,soprano saxophone -1,2,4/6,9) John Gilmore (tenor saxophone -1,2,4/6,8,9) Elmo Hope (piano) Ronnie Boykins (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -6) Marcelle Daniels (vocals -9)
NYC, August 19, 1963
1.One For Joe
2.Ecstasy
3.Three Silver Quarters
4.A Night In Tunisia
5.Trippin
6.It Shouldnt Happen To A Dream
7.Kevin
8.Monique
9.Groovin' High
** also issued on Audio Fidelity AFSD 6119.

1966

Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Vol. 1  (Specialty SP 2178)

Elmo Hope (piano) John Ore (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, March 8, 1966
Roll On
Low Tide (Bird's View)
Toothsome Threesome
Something For Kenny (If I Could, I Would)
Grammy
Vi-Ann
Punch That
Elmo Hope (piano) John Ore (bass) Clifford Jarvis (drums)
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, May 9, 1966
Pam

Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Vol. 2  (Specialty SP 2179)

Elmo Hope (piano) John Ore (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, March 8, 1966
Somebody Loves Me
A Kiss For My Love (Bertha, My Dear)
Elmo Hope (piano) John Ore (bass) Clifford Jarvis (drums)
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, May 9, 1966
I Love You
A Night In Tunisia
Stellations
Elmo's Blues

Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Volume One  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1765-2)

Elmo Hope (piano) John Ore (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, March 8, 1966
Low Tide (alt. take)

Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Volume Two  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1766-2)

Elmo Hope (piano) John Ore (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums): same session
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, March 8, 1966
Roll On (alt. take)
Vi-Ann (alt. take)