The Jazz Show Episode June 30, 2014

Broadcast on 30-Jun-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Pianist/composer Elmo Hope: "The Elmo Hope Trio"

This legendary date by a legendary pianist/composer is considered by many to be his masterpiece. Elmo Hope was a friend and contemporary of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk and grew up with them. Hope's career was spotty and his recordings few and his life was blighted by drug addiction and ill health but his musical legacy is firm. During his four years in Los Angeles from 1956 to 1959 he had a few triumphs and this Jazz Feature recording was one of them. Mr Hope is accompanied by bassist Jimmy Bond and the great Frank Butler on drums. Of the eight tunes, seven are Hope compositions and one favored standard is played...a ballad version of "Like Someone in Love". "The Elmo Hope Trio" is one of the highlights on Hope's often erratic career and enhances his deep musical legacy.

Track Listing:

Moe Jr.
Elmo Hope · Homecoming
Eyes So Beautiful as Yours
Elmo Hope · Homecoming
A Kiss For My Love.
Elmo Hope · Homecoming
Weejah
Elmo Hope · Informal Jazz
On It.
Elmo Hope · Informal Jazz
I Remeber Clifford
Pete Magadini · Bones Blues
Freddie Freeloader
Pete Magadini · Bones Blues
Pumpkin
Andrew Hill · Black Fire
Cantarnos
Andrew Hill · Black Fire
Grass Roots
Andrew Hill · Grass Roots
Bayou Red
Andrew Hill · Grass Roots
B's A Plenty
Elmo Hope · Elmo Hope Trio
Barfly
Elmo Hope · Elmo Hope Trio
Eejah
Elmo Hope · Elmo Hope Trio
Boa
Elmo Hope · Elmo Hope Trio
Something For Kenny
Elmo Hope · Elmo Hope Trio
Like Someone in Love
Elmo Hope · Elmo Hope Trio
Minor Bertha
Elmo Hope · Elmo Hope Trio
Tranquility
Elmo Hope · Elmo Hope Trio
You Talk That Talk
Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt · You Talk That Talk