Elmo Hope Discography

1953 (age 30)

Elmo Hope Trio

Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 18, 1953
BN495-1 tk.2Happy HourBlue Note BLP 5029
BN496-2 tk.5Freffie-
BN497-2 tk.8Carvin' The Rock-
BN498-0 tk.9Host Sauce-
BN499-0 tk.10Mo Is On-
BN499-1 tk.11Mo Is On (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN500-1 tk.13Stars Over MarrakeshBlue Note BLP 5029
BN501-1 tk.19I Remember You-
tk.20It's A Lovely Day TodayBlue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN502-2 tk.23Sweet And LovelyBlue Note BLP 5029
* Blue Note BLP 5029   Elmo Hope - New Faces-New Sounds
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9271   Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2   Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet

1954

Elmo Hope Quintet

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.3CrazyBlue Note BLP 5044
BN566-3 tk.4Crazy (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2
BN567-3 tk.8Later For YouBlue Note BLP 5044
BN568-1 tk.10Abdullah-
BN569-1 tk.12Chips-
BN570-2 tk.15Maybe So-
BN571-2 tk.18Low Tide-
* Blue Note BLP 5044   Elmo Hope Quintet, Vol. 2 - New Faces-New Sounds
= Vogue (E) LDE 139; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50038   Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9271   Elmo Hope Trio/Elmo Hope Quintet
= Blue Note CDP 7 84438 2   Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet

1955

Elmo Hope Trio

Elmo Hope, piano; John Ore, bass; Willie Jones, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 28, 1955
770All The Things You ArePrestige PRLP 7010
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-
* Prestige PRLP 7010; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1751, OJCCD-1751-2   Elmo Hope - Meditations
= Prestige PR 7675   The Elmo Hope Memorial Album

Elmo Hope - Frank Foster Quintet

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. 798ZarouPrestige PRLP 7021
2. 799Fosterity-
3. 800Shutout-
4. 801Wail, Frank, Wail-
5. 802Yaho-
6. 803Georgia On My Mind-
* Prestige PRLP 7021; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1703, OJCCD-1703-2   Elmo Hope, Frank Foster - Hope Meets Foster
= Prestige PRLP 7021 (alt.)   Elmo Hope, Frank Foster - Wail, Frank, Wail

1956

Elmo Hope All Star Sextet

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
884WeejahPrestige PRLP 7043
885Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
886On It-
887Avalon-
* Prestige PRLP 7043   Elmo Hope - Informal Jazz
= Prestige PRLP 7043 (alt.)   Hank Mobley, John Coltrane - Two Tenors
= Prestige PR 7670   John Coltrane - 2 Tenors With Hank Mobley
= Milestone M-47037   Elmo Hope - The All-Star Sessions

1957

Elmo Hope Quintet

Stu Williamson, trumpet; Harold Land, tenor sax; Elmo Hope, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Frank Butler, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 1957
So NicePacific Jazz PJ-33
St. Elmo's FirePacific Jazz PJ-33; World Pacific JWC-509
Vaun ExPacific Jazz PJ-33; World Pacific JWC-508
* Pacific Jazz PJ-33   Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers/The Elmo Hope Quintet Featuring Harold Land
* World Pacific JWC-509   Various Artists - The Blues, Vol. 2 - Have Blues, Will Travel
* World Pacific JWC-508   Various Artists - The Hard Swing

1959

Elmo Hope Trio

Elmo Hope, piano; Jimmy Bond, bass; Frank Butler, drums.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, February 8, 1959
B's A-PlentyHiFi Jazz J 616
Barfly-
Eejah-
Boa-
Something For Kenny-
Like Someone In Love-
Minor Bertha-
Tranquility-
* HiFi Jazz J 616; Contemporary S7620; Original Jazz Classics OJC-477, OJCCD-477-2   Elmo Hope Trio

1961

Elmo Hope Sextet

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)Riverside RLP 381
Moe, Jr. (take 2)Milestone M-47037; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1810-2
Eyes So Beautiful As YoursRiverside RLP 381; Milestone M-47037
A Kiss For My Love (take 5)-
A Kiss For My Love (take 4)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1810-2
* Riverside RLP 381, RS 9381; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1810-2   Elmo Hope - Homecoming!
* Milestone M-47037   Elmo Hope - The All-Star Sessions

Elmo Hope Trio

Elmo Hope, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, June 29, 1961
La BertheRiverside RLP 381; Milestone M-47037
Homecoming-
One Mo' Blues-
Imagination-
* Riverside RLP 381, RS 9381; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1810-2   Elmo Hope - Homecoming!
* Milestone M-47037   Elmo Hope - The All-Star Sessions

Elmo Hope - Bertha Hope Duo

Elmo Hope, piano; Bertha Hope, piano #2,5,7.
NYC, November 9 & 14, 1961
1.UnderneathRiverside RLP 408
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-
* Riverside RLP 408, RS 9408; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1872-2   Elmo Hope, Bertha Hope - Hope-Full

Elmo Hope Trio

Elmo Hope, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
NYC, 1961
ChipsBeacon LP 401
Happy Hour-
Elmo Hope, piano; Edward Warren, bass; Granville Hogan, drums.
Mo's Bluff-
Maybe So-
Mo Is On-
Crazy-
Elmo Hope, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Hot SauceCelebrity LP 209
When The Groove Is Low-
De-Dah-
Abdula-
Freffie-
Stars Over Marakesh-
* Beacon LP 401   Elmo Hope - High Hope!
* Celebrity LP 209   Elmo Hope - Here's Hope!

1963 (age 40)

Elmo Hope Ensemble

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 JoeAudio Fidelity AFLP 2119
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-
* Audio Fidelity AFLP 2119, AFSD 6119   Elmo Hope Ensemble - Sounds From Rikers Island

1966

Elmo Hope Trio

Elmo Hope, piano; John Ore, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, March 8, 1966
Roll OnSpecialty SP 2178; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1766-2
Low Tide (aka Bird's View)Specialty SP 2178; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1765-2
Toothsome ThreesomeSpecialty SP 2178; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1766-2
Something For Kenny (aka If I Could, I Would)-
Grammy-
Vi-Ann-
Punch That-
Somebody Loves MeSpecialty SP 2179; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1765-2
A Kiss For My Love (aka Bertha, My Dear)Specialty SP 2179; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1766-2
Low Tide (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1765-2
Roll On (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1766-2
Vi-Ann (alternate take)-
* Specialty SP 2178   Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Vol. 1
* Specialty SP 2179   Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Vol. 2
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1766-2   Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Volume Two
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1765-2   Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Volume One

Elmo Hope Trio

Elmo Hope, piano; John Ore, bass; Clifford Jarvis, drums.
A-1 Sound Studios, NYC, May 9, 1966
PamSpecialty SP 2178; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1765-2
I Love YouSpecialty SP 2179; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1765-2
A Night In Tunisia-
Stellations-
Elmo's Blues-
* Specialty SP 2178   Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Vol. 1
* Specialty SP 2179   Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Vol. 2
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1765-2   Elmo Hope - The Final Sessions, Volume One