Meditations (Elmo Hope album)

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Meditations
Studio album by Elmo Hope Trio
Released 1955
Recorded July 28, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 42:58
Label Prestige
PRLP 7010
Producer Bob Weinstock
Elmo Hope chronology
Meditations
(1955)
Hope Meets Foster
(1955)

Meditations (also released as Elmo Hope Memorial Album) is an album by American jazz pianist Elmo Hope recorded in 1955 for the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

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

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "Fans of bop piano and Bud Powell will want this enjoyable CD reissue".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Elmo Hope except as indicated

  1. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 3:38
  2. "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 3:22
  3. "Falling in Love with Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 4:24
  4. "Quit It" - 2:53
  5. "Hua" - 4:55
  6. "My Heart Stood Still" (Hart, Rodgers) - 3:46
  7. "It's a Lovely Day Today" (Irving Berlin) - 2:56
  8. "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 3:22
  9. "Lucky Strike" - 2:38
  10. "Blue Mo" - 4:24
  11. "Elmo's Fire" - 6:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed August 20, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 20, 2012