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RECORDING: Backgrounder: Elmo Hope – Complete Trios

Pianist Elmo Hope’s centenary was on June 27. To celebrate the bebop pianist and composer, here are five hours of Hope’s trio recordings between 1953 and 1966. Before I serve up the music, here are the tracks and trios and their respective times on the Backgrounder: New Faces—-New Sounds (1953), with Elmo Hope (p), Percy Heath (b) and Philly Joe Jones (d)….

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