Trio and Quintet

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Trio and Quintet
Compilation album by Elmo Hope
Released 1989
Recorded June 18, 1953, May 9, 1954 and October 31, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack (1953-54) and Los Angeles (1957)
Genre Jazz
Length 74:32
CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BNP 11498
Producer Alfred Lion and Richard Bock
Elmo Hope chronology
Informal Jazz
(1956)
Trio and Quintet
(1953-57)
Elmo Hope Trio
(1959)

Trio and Quintet is an album by jazz pianist Elmo Hope which compiles sessions recorded in 1953, originally released as a 10" LP titled Elmo Hope Trio, and 1954, originally released as a 10" LP titled Elmo Hope Quintet, Volume 2, for the Blue Note label along with a session from 1957 originally released on Pacific Jazz as one half of an LP shared with The Jazz Messengers.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook stated "Of the collections of Elmo Hope's '50s recordings, Trio and Quintet is the one to get. It includes his prime Blue Note sessions and features a stellar cast of hard bop musicians... This Blue Note release is great not only for its cross-section of Hope compositions, but also for the many fertile ideas they've inspired in top-drawer soloists".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Elmo Hope except as indicated

  1. "It's a Lovely Day Today" (Irving Berlin) - 2:47
  2. "Mo Is On" - 2:50
  3. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias) - 2:59
  4. "Happy Hour" - 2:52
  5. "Hot Sauce" - 3:53
  6. "Stars Over Marrakech" - 3:06
  7. "Freffie" - 3:05
  8. "Carvin' the Rock" (Hope, Sonny Rollins) - 2:55
  9. "I Remember You" (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer, Mark Fisher) - 2:46
  10. "Mo Is On" [alternate take] - 2:51
  11. "Crazy" - 4:17
  12. "Abdullah" - 3:48
  13. "Chips" - 3:35
  14. "Later for You" - 4:01
  15. "Low Tide" - 4:12
  16. "Maybe So" - 4:24
  17. "Crazy" [alternate take] - 4:23
  18. "So Nice" - 6:08
  19. "St. Elmo's Fire" - 5:56
  20. "Vaun Ex" - 4:45
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studion in Hackensack, New Jersey on June 18, 1953 (tracks 1-10) and May 9, 1954 (tracks 11-17) and in Los Angeles on October 31, 1957 (tracks 18-20)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elmo Hope discography accessed November 27, 2012
  2. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 20, 2012
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 723. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.