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 M 3620, S 7620; 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