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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)High Hope!1961

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


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]

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



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 26, 2012
  2. ^ a b Burke, B. Allmusic Review accessed October 26, 2012
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 723. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.