Elmo Hope

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by Elmo Hope

Biography

St. Elmo Sylvestor Hope, 27 June 1923, New York City, New York, USA, d. 19 May 1967, New York City, New York, USA. Influenced by Bud Powell, Hope was regarded by some as a mere imitator. However he did develop his own highly individual piano style, drawing on blues and soul for inspiration. Hope first worked with Joe Morris, touring with his orchestra from 1948-51. In the 50s he recorded several sessions as a leader, with trio and quintet sessions released on Blue Note Records. His playing... Read more

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jazz
hard bop
bop
post-bop
piano
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