ELMO HOPE

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St. Elmo Sylvester Hope (June 27, 1923 – May 19, 1967) was an American jazz pianist, performing chiefly in the bop and hard bop genres. His highly individual piano-playing and, especially, his compositions have led a few enthusiasts and critics such as David Rosenthal to place him alongside his contemporaries Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk (one could also compare him to Herbie Nichols), but he remains less recognized than his colleagues.

Hope began his career with the Joe Morris band. From 1953 he recorded in New York as a leader and as a sideman with Sonny Rollins, Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown, and Jackie McLean, but moved to Los Angeles in 1957 after losing his cabaret card in New York City for drug use. He performed with Chet Baker before moving, and with Lionel Hampton after, and recorded with Harold Land and Curtis Counce in Los Angeles. He also recorded as a
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ELMO HOPE New Faces - New Sounds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Faces - New Sounds
Bop 1953
ELMO HOPE Elmo Hope Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Elmo Hope Quintet
Bop 1954
ELMO HOPE Meditations (aka The Elmo Hope Memorial Album) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meditations (aka The Elmo Hope Memorial Album)
Bop 1955
ELMO HOPE Informal Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Informal Jazz
Hard Bop 1956
ELMO HOPE Hope Meets Foster album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hope Meets Foster
Bop 1956
ELMO HOPE With Frank Butler And Jimmy Bond album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With Frank Butler And Jimmy Bond
Bop 1959
ELMO HOPE Hope Full album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hope Full
Bop 1961
ELMO HOPE High Hope! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Hope!
Bop 1961
ELMO HOPE Homecoming! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Homecoming!
Bop 1961
ELMO HOPE Sounds From Rikers Island (aka Hope From Rikers Island) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sounds From Rikers Island (aka Hope From Rikers Island)
Hard Bop 1963
ELMO HOPE Last Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Last Sessions
Bop 1977
ELMO HOPE Last Sessions Vol.2 (aka Elmo Hope Trio) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Last Sessions Vol.2 (aka Elmo Hope Trio)
Bop 1977
ELMO HOPE Hope Is In The Air - The Music Of Elmo Hope album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hope Is In The Air - The Music Of Elmo Hope
Hard Bop 2004

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ELMO HOPE The All-Stars Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The All-Stars Session
Bop 1976
ELMO HOPE Trio and Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trio and Quintet
Bop 1983
ELMO HOPE The Final Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Final Sessions
Bop 1996
ELMO HOPE The Beacon & Celebrity Trio Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Beacon & Celebrity Trio Recordings
Bop 1998
ELMO HOPE Six Classic Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Six Classic Albums
Bop 2012

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