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  • Singer: Elmo Hope Ensemble
  • Album: Sounds From Rikers Island
  • MP3: 1629 mb | FLAC: 1686 mb
  • Released: 1963
  • Country: US
  • Style: Hard Bop
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Elmo Hope Ensemble - Sounds From Rikers Island mp3 flac

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Ambitious Complex Elegant Refined Sophisticated. Elmo Hope Ensemble, Elmo Hope. Sounds from Rikers Island. This 1963 session assembled by composer Sid Frey, pianist and composer Elmo Hope, and vibist Walt Dickerson (who doesn't appear on the record) is a blowing date centered around the notion of drug addiction and hopelessness for the addict/slave musician who ends up in places like Rikers Island. As a cultural and social critique, it fails other than in its liner notes. As a musical document, it is an overwhelming success.

Album · 1963 · 9 Songs. More By Elmo Hope Ensemble. See All. A Night In Tunisia. Sounds From Rikers Island 1963.

01 One for Joe 02 Ecstasy 03 Three Silver Quarters 04 A Night in Tunisia 05 Trippin' 06 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream 07 Kevin 08 Monique 09 Groovin' High.

Sounds from Rikers Island is an album by jazz pianist Elmo Hope recorded in 1963 for the Audio Fidelity label. the level of musical empathy and improvisational reciprocity is inspiring. This is an obscure date but it shouldn't be, as it features some of Hope and Gilmore's finest playing, and shows Jones in rare, lighthearted form".

Elmo Hope - Minor Bertha 04:54. Elmo Hope - Oh It 09:08. Elmo Hope - Monique 03:04. Elmo Hope - Ecstasy 03:17. Elmo Hope - Groovin' High 02:59. Elmo Hope - Wail, Frank, Wail 06:30. Elmo Hope - Shutout 05:53. Elmo Hope - Kevin 04:17.

Sounds from Rikers Island Fresh Sounds Spain 2004. Elmo Hope - 6 Classic Albums Box set Real Gone 2015.

Vinyl, CD & Tape from Artist. Hope From Rikers Island. LP14,99 €. Elmo Hope Ensemble - Hope From Rikers Island LP. Show all ItemsShow all. Vinyl, CD & Tape from Label.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 One For Joe
Written-By – Hope*, Frey*
A2 Ecstasy
Written-By – Hope*, Frey*
A3 Three Silver Quarters
Written-By – Hope*, Frey*
A4 A Night In Tunisia
Written-By – Gillespie*, Paparelli*
B1 Trippin'
Written-By – Hope*, Frey*
B2 It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream
Written By – Hodges*Written-By – George*, Ellington*
B3 Kevin
Written-By – Hope*, Frey*
B4 Monique
Written-By – Hope*, Frey*
B5 Groovin' High
Written-By – Gillespie*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Audio Fidelity, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Audio Fidelity, Inc.
  • Published By – Matador Music
  • Published By – Leeds Music
  • Published By – United Music


  • Bass – Ronald Boykins*
  • Drums – Philly Joe Jones*
  • Liner Notes – Nat Hentoff
  • Piano, Arranged By – Elmo Hope
  • Producer, A&R – Sidney Frey
  • Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Freddie Douglas*
  • Tenor Saxophone – John Gilmore
  • Trumpet – Lawrence Jackson
  • Vocals – Earl Coleman (tracks: B2), Marcelle Daniels (tracks: B5)


Recorded in Riker's Island, New York, on August 19, 1963
Copyright 1963 by Audio Fidelity, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): AFLP 2119A-1R A2 (scribble) RX
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): AFSD 6119B-1R A1 RX (scribble)
  • Rights Society (A1 - A3, B1, B3, B4): BMI
  • Rights Society (A4, B2, B5): ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AFLP 2119 Elmo Hope Ensemble Sounds From Rikers Island ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Audio Fidelity AFLP 2119 US 1963
AFLP 2119 Elmo Hope Ensemble Sounds From Rikers Island ‎(LP, Album) Audio Fidelity AFLP 2119 Argentina 1963
CEJC00154 Elmo Hope Ensemble Sounds From Rikers Island ‎(LP, Album, RE) Audio Fidelity CEJC00154 Japan 1990
CR 2009 Elmo Hope Ensemble Hope From Rikers Island ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Chiaroscuro Records CR 2009 US 2015
FSR-CD 338 Elmo Hope Ensemble Sounds From Rikers Island ‎(CD, Album, RE) Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 338 Spain 2003