Elmo Hope Trio (Remastered)
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||B's a Plenty||Elmo Hope||5:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Barfly||Elmo Hope||6:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Eejah||Elmo Hope||3:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Boa||Elmo Hope||5:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Something for Kenny||Elmo Hope||6:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Like Someone In Love||Elmo Hope||7:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Minor Bertha||Elmo Hope||4:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tranquility||Elmo Hope||2:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
In taking a quick glance at the program of the Elmo Hope Trio, a 1959 recording originally issued on David Axelrod’s HiFi Jazz label, one might not be prepared for the extraordinary individuality at play. With the exception of the standard “Like Someone In Love,” all of the tunes here are originals by the pianist, presenting slightly less frantic bop in explorations by a cooperative unit with Los Angeles stalwarts Jimmy Bond (bass) and Frank Butler (drums). Certainly owing some to Bud Powell, Hope teeters between Monk’s architecture and Herbie Nichols’ painterliness, especially on the opening “B’s a Plenty.” “Something for Kenny” (a.k.a. “I Would if I Could”) is most notable for its spotlight on Butler’s drums, where he gets solo space to explore timbral patterns using a broad range of the kit as well as his fingers and palms — though Hope and Bond certainly get stretching room, too.
Elmo Hope Bond & Butler
I had to see if this album was avail up here, and there it was! remastered...
i just heard a set of elmo hope on wkcr radio and realized that this trio will truly swing you out the door.
Elmo gives us some of that jagged-angular playing, while Frank Butler is swangin like a pendulum, and locking in with "Bond" bass and by "bond" i mean --glue. Go check it out - i think i'm gonna do the same..right now.
-submitted by queens-jazz-capitaloftheworld
Born: June 27, 1923 in New York, NY
Years Active: '50s, '60s