Jimmy Hopps (born 1939, James Edward Hopps Jr.) was an American jazz drummer. Though never recording as a leader, he worked extensively with Roland Kirk, Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell and Pharoah Sanders during some of their most well known sessions. He also worked with Sahib Shihab, Joe Bonner, Cecil McBee, Marion Brown, Shirley Scott on a one-time basis.
Kazumi Watanabe's Mudari - Spirit Of Song features Hopps as a co-leader. He also appeared on A Song for the Sun, the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen. Here he used his pseudonym Jimmi EsSpirit.
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With Stanley Cowell
- Blues for the Viet Cong (Polydor,1969)
- Illusion Suite (ECM, 1973)
- Handscapes 2 (Strata-East, 1975) with The Piano Choir
With Cecil McBee
- Mutima (Strata-East, 1974)
With Charles Tolliver
- The Ringer (Polydor, 1969)
- Live at Slugs' Volume I & II (Strata-East, 1970)
- Music Inc. (Strata-East, 1971)
With Harold Vick
- Don't Look Back (Strata-East, 1974)