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

1955

Elmo Hope Trio - Meditations  (Prestige PRLP 7010)

Elmo Hope, piano; John Ore, bass; Willie Jones, drums.
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 Quartet And Quintet Featuring Frank Foster - Hope Meets Foster  (Prestige PRLP 7021)

Freeman Lee, trumpet #1-3; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; John Ore, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
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 "Frank Foster - Wail Frank Wail". Original Jazz Classics OJC-1703, OJCCD-1703-2.

1956

Elmo Hope Sextet - Informal Jazz  (Prestige PRLP 7043)

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

1957

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

Stu Williamson, trumpet; Harold Land, tenor sax; 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, Los Angeles, 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 S7620; Original Jazz Classics OJC-477, OJCCD-477-2.

1961

Elmo Hope Sextet And Trio - Homecoming!  (Riverside RLP 381)

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; 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 Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1810-2.
** part of Milestone M-47037.

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

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; 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 sax; 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 + Riverside RLP 381 + 1 bonus track.

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 sax #1,2,4-6,9; John Gilmore, tenor sax #1,2,4-6,8,9; Elmo Hope, piano; Ronald Boykins, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums; Earl Coleman, vocals #6; Marcelle Daniels, vocals #9.
Riker's Island, NY, August 19, 1963
1.One For Joe
2.Ecstasy
3.Three Silver Quarters
4.A Night In Tunisia
5.Trippin'
6.It Shouldn't 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 (aka Bird's View)
Toothsome Threesome
Something For Kenny (aka 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 (aka 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 (alternate 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 (alternate take)
Vi-Ann (alternate take)