Reference: JW-075 LP
Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / STEREO
Label: JAZZ WORKSHOP
Catalogue Reference: JW-075
Recording Year: 1961
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: Sealed New Copy
Reissue of the original Riverside RLP 9381
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT
1. Moe, Jr. (Hope) 5:52 *
2. La Berthe (Hope) 3:10 +
3. Eyes So Beautiful as Yours (Hope) 6:28 *
4. Homecoming (Hope) 5:04 +
1. One Mo' Blues (Hope) 6:44 +
2. A Kiss for My Love (Hope) 5:29 *
3. Imagination (Burke-Van Heusen) 6:39 +
Originally issued in Stereo on Riverside RLP 9381
Elmo Hope Sextet [*]
Blue Mitchell (tp), Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster (ts), Elmo Hope (p), Percy Heath (b), Philly Joe Jones (d). Arrangements: Elmo Hope.
Recorded in New York City, June 22 (Side B), and 29 (Side A), 1961
Elmo Hope Trio [+]
Elmo Hope (p), Percy Heath (b), Philly Joe Jones (d). Arrangements: Elmo Hope.
Recorded in New York City, June 29, 1961
Original recordings produced by Orrin Keepnews
Recording engineer: Bill Stoddard (Bell Sound Studios)
Mastered at Plaza Sound Studios
Cover design: Ken Deardoff
Back-liner Photographs: Steve Schapiro
Liner notes: Ira Gitler
"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. Tenor saxophonists Frank Foster and Jimmy Heath, as well as trumpeter Blue Mitchell, form the front line on the sextet numbers, while on all tracks Hope is joined by the rhythm section of Percy Heath and Philly Joe Jones [...] The Dameron-esque bop numbers sizzle and weave and the tenor work of Frank Foster is especially rewarding on the album's bouncing opener, "Moe, Jr.,". The three ballads are equally fresh and less doom-ridden than comparable performances found elsewhere in his catalog. Expect fine performances by all. This great hard bop record is highly recommended."
Brandon Burke -All Music Guide
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