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Elmo Hope & Hope You Support VPR

06/27/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

The birthday of pianist & composer Elmo Hope allows us to celebrate this fairly obscure jazz great. Hopefully you will celebrate VPR by making a financial contribution by call 800-639-6391 or by going to VPR.net. You decide the amount to give but please make call now. And thanks.



I Hear Music
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald
Composer: Burton Lane, Frank Loesser
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Nelson Riddle Orchestra
CD/Album: Jazz Masters 6
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 519 822-2
Release Year: 1961


St. Thomas
Artist Name: Sonny Rollins
Composer: Sonny Rollins
Soloists: Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Tommy Flanagan-Piano
CD/Album: Saxophone Colossus
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 8105-2
Release Year: 1956


Artist Name: Bill Evans
Composer: C. Coleman
Soloists: Bill Evans-Piano
CD/Album: Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate
Record co./Cat #: Resonance Records 2012
Release Year: 1968
Note: New


You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Artist Name: David Budway
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: David Budway-Piano
CD/Album: A New Kiss
Record co./Cat #: MaxJazz 222
Release Year: 2011


Words Can't Describe
Artist Name: Sarah Vaughan
Composer: Bill Tennyson
Soloists: Sarah Vaughan-Vocals ; Jimmy Jones-Piano
CD/Album: Swingin' Easy
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 514 072-2
Release Year: 1957


If I Were A Bell
Artist Name: Miles Davis
Composer: Frank Loesser
Soloists: Miles Davis-Trumpet ; Hank Mobley-Tenor Sax ; Wynton Kelly-Piano ; Paul Chambers-Bass ; Jimmy Cobb-Drums
CD/Album: At The Blackhawk, Complete
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 87106
Release Year: 1961


I Love You
Artist Name: Elmo Hope
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Elmo Hope-Piano
CD/Album: The Final Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Evidence 22174-2
Release Year: 1966
Note: Birthday: Elmo Hope 6.27.1923


Reach For Tomorrow
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald
Composer: McHugh, Washington
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Paul Smith-Piano
CD/Album: The Intimate Ella
Record co./Cat #: Verve 839 838-2
Release Year: 1960


You Gotta Pay The Band
Artist Name: Abbey Lincoln featuring Stan Getz
Composer: Abbey Lincoln
Soloists: Abbey Lincoln-Vocals ; Stan Getz-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: You Gotta Pay The Band
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 511 110-2
Release Year: 1991


Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Artist Name: Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Wynton Marsalis-Trumpet ; Eric Clapton-Guitar ; Taj Mahal-Vocals
CD/Album: Play The Blues
Record co./Cat #: Reprise Jazz 2-528530-2
Release Year: 2011


Jumpin' At The Woodside
Artist Name: Kendrick Oliver & The New Life Orchestra
Composer: Count Basie
CD/Album: Welcome To New Life
Record co./Cat #: Sphere 68492
Release Year: 2003


Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
CD/Album: Blues & Roots
Record co./Cat #: Atlantic Jazz 1305
Release Year: 1960


Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
Artist Name: Denny Zeitlin
Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Soloists: Denny Zeitlin-Piano
CD/Album: Wherever You Are
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 1322
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Journey To The Stars
Artist Name: Tom Harrell
Composer: Tom Harrell
Soloists: Tom Harrell-Flugelhorn
CD/Album: Number Five
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7236
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Moon Ray
Artist Name: Marianne Solivan
Composer: Artie Shaw, Paul Madison, Arthur Quenzer
Soloists: Marianne Solivan-Vocals
CD/Album: Prisoner Of Love
Record co./Cat #: Hipnotic Records 10007
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Steve Kuhn Trio
Composer: Steve Kuhn
Soloists: Steve Kuhn-Piano
CD/Album: Wisteria
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2257
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
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