Elmo Hope Quintet – Elmo Hope Quintet With Frank Foster And Freeman Lee (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Elmo Hope Quintet – Elmo Hope Quintet With Frank Foster And Freeman Lee (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 24:10 minutes | 791 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records

„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 including Art Blakey, Frank Foster, Philly Joe Jones, and Harold Land. The majority of the tunes are Hope originals which, in their angular introspection, bear the influence of both Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk.

Things begin with ten mostly hard bop swingers from a trio date in 1953. The opening number is the convoluted, yet hard swinging original ‘Crazy’; it causes some problems for trumpeter Freeman Lee, but finds Foster in command with a vigorous solo statement. The remainder of the session impresses with a series of rhythmically rich Hope compositions which, like the majority of Monk’s tunes, stay memorable in spite of their complexity.“(Stephen Cook)

1-1. Elmo Hope Quintet – Crazy (04:15)
1-2. Elmo Hope Quintet – Abdullah (03:45)
1-3. Elmo Hope Quintet – Chips (03:35)
1-4. Elmo Hope Quintet – Later For You (03:59)
1-5. Elmo Hope Quintet – Low Tide (04:09)
1-6. Elmo Hope Quintet – Maybe So (04:24)




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