Thursday, February 14, 2013

Elmo Hope & Frank Foster

This decent bop session features tenor-saxophonist Frank Foster and pianist Elmo Hope in a quintet with the forgotten trumpeter Freeman Lee (who is on three of the six songs), bassist John Ore and drummer Art Taylor. They perform three of Hope's originals, two by Foster and an uptempo version of "Georgia on My Mind." None of the originals caught on (when was the last time anyone played "Fosterity"?) and nothing that innovative occurs but the music should please bop fans.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Elmo Hope
Hope Meets Foster


1 Wail, Frank, Wail (Hope) 6:28
2 Zarou (Foster, Hope) 5:16
3 Fosterity (Foster) 6:17
4 Georgia on My Mind (Carmichael, Gorrell) 6:41
5 Shutout (Foster) 5:51
6 Yaho (Hope) 7:38

Elmo Hope - p
Frank Foster - ts
Freeman Lee - tp
John Ore - b
Arthur Taylor - dr

Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; October 4, 1955


Mal said...


2bad said...

Thank you for the Frank Foster/Elmo Hope.

Miklos said...

Thank you Melanchthon. I'm a big fan of both Elmo Hope and Frank Foster. Can't wait to listen to this!

laconico said...

Thank you for this one.

jazzlover said...

Hope with Foster is a great couple,thank you Mel.

Anselmo said...

Hi Mel, the link .tz is asking for password....could you send, please?

Umquetenha said...

Please, password

L.O.L. said...

Thanks. Two txt archives and finally the true file. lololololololololol

Melanchthon said...

estravagario said...

Thank You !!!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

onxidlib said...

Wonderful - Thank you very much!
Elmo Hope plays with Frank Foster; this makes me quiet curious...