Elmo Hope Trio

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Elmo Hope Trio
Elmo Hope Trio HiFi.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 8, 1959
StudioRadio Recorders Studio B, Los Angeles
Elmo Hope chronology
Trio and Quintet
Elmo Hope Trio
Here's Hope!

Elmo Hope Trio is an album by jazz pianist Elmo Hope recorded in 1959 and originally released on the Hifijazz label but rereleased on Contemporary Records.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "The boppish and fairly original Elmo Hope performs seven of his obscure originals, many of which are well worth reviving... Bop and straight-ahead jazz fans wanting to hear a talented pianist play fresh tunes should explore Elmo Hope's valuable music".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Elmo Hope except as indicated

  1. "B's A-Plenty" - 5:47
  2. "Barfly" - 6:18
  3. "Eejah" - 3:55
  4. "Boa" - 6:00
  5. "Something for Kenny" - 6:29
  6. "Like Someone in Love" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 7:32
  7. "Minor Bertha" - 4:51
  8. "Tranquility" - 2:58



  1. ^ Elmo Hope discography Archived 2012-03-20 at the Wayback Machine accessed November 27, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 27, 2012
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 723. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 105. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.