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Hope, Elmolocked

(27 June 1923–19 May 1967)
  • Barry Kernfeld

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Hope, Elmo (27 June 1923–19 May 1967), jazz pianist and composer, was born St. Elmo Sylvester Hope in New York City. His parents (whose names are unknown) were from the West Indies. He studied the European piano tradition and often practiced with his boyhood friend ...

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