The Record Collection

Elmo Hope: Elmo Hope Trio And Quintet (1953-57)

Blue Note 11499

Track list:

01 – It’s A Lovely Day Today
02 – Mo Is On
03 – Sweet And Lovely
04 – Happy Hour
05 – Hot Sauce
06 – Stars Over Marrakech
07 – Freffie
08 – Carvin’ The Rock
09 – I Remember You
10 – Mo Is On (alt tk)
11 – Crazy
12 – Abdullah
13 – Chips
14 – Later For You
15 – Low Tide
16 – Maybe So
17 – Crazy (alt tk)
18 – So Nice
19 – St. Elmo’s Fire
20 – Vaun Ex

Personnel:

#01-10: Elmo Hope Trio:
Elmo Hope – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Philly Joe Jones – drums

#11-17: Elmo Hope Quintet (1):
Freeman Lee – trumpet
Frank Foster tenor sax
Elmo Hope – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Art Blakey – drums

#18-20: Elmo Hope Quintet (2):
Stu Williamson – trumpet
Harold Land – tenor sax
Elmo Hope – piano
Leroy Vinnegar – bass
Frank Butler – drums

#01-10 recorded June 18, 1953 at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
#11-17 recorded May 9, 1954 at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
#18-20 recorded October 31, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA

#01-17 produced by Alfred Lion
#01-17 recorded by Rudy van Gelder
Note: the dropout on #02 and phasing/dropout in #11 are on the existing tape sources

#18-20 produced by Richard Bock

#02-09 originally issued as Elmo Hope Trio (Blue Note 10″ LP 5029)
#11-16 originally issued on Elmo Hope Quintet (Blue Note 10″ LP 5044)
#18-20 originally issued on Art Blakey-Elmo Hope (Pacific Jazz PJ-33)
#01-17 originally issued in 1979 on 40 Years of Jazz: History of Blue Note (Blue Note 1A158-83385/8)
#10 originally issued on CD in 1991 on Elmo Hope: Trio and Quintet (Blue Note CD 84438)

re-issue producer: Michael Cuscuna

Elmo Hope Trio and Quintet – liner notes (pdf – 135KB)

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