Homecoming!

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Homecoming!
Studio album by Elmo Hope
Released 1961
Recorded June 22 & 29, 1961
Bell Sound Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 51:00
CD reissue with bonus tracks
Label Riverside
RLP 381
Producer Bill Grauer
Elmo Hope chronology
High Hope!
(1961)
Homecoming!
(1961)
Hope-Full
(1962)

Homecoming! is an album by jazz pianist Elmo Hope recorded in 1961 for the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Brandon Burke stated "Homecoming! is a particularly high-spirited record for this stage in Hope's troubled career. Following an extended stay in Los Angeles, a number of the day's top players helped welcome a refreshed Hope back to New York on this session... Expect fine performances by all. This great hard bop record is highly recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Elmo Hope except as indicated

  1. "Moe, Jr." - 5:56
  2. "Moe, Jr." [alternate take] - 4:41 Bonus track on CD reissue
  3. "La Berthe" - 3:14
  4. "Eyes So Beautiful as Yours" - 6:33
  5. "Homecoming" - 5:15
  6. "One Mo' Blues" - 6:48
  7. "A Kiss for My Love" - 5:33
  8. "A Kiss for My Love" [alternate take] - 5:39 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Imagination" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 6:43

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 26, 2012
  2. ^ a b Burke, B. Allmusic Review accessed October 26, 2012