While this particular CD is now out-of-print, the album can be found elsewhere -- check out Six Classic Albums. This session featuring pianist Elmo Hope and tenor saxophonist Frank Foster was originally recorded on October 4, 1955 in Rudy Van Gelder's Hackensack Studio for Bob Weinstock and Prestige Records. Rounding out the quintet are Freeman Lee on trumpet, John Ore on bass and Art Taylor on drums. The group tackles three Hope originals, two Foster originals and a solid rendition of "Georgia On My Mind." Hope had a very unique piano style which to me was a perfect synthesis of Monk and Bud, but his career was ultimately stunted due to drug addiction, incarceration, overall poor health, and ultimately his premature death in 1967 at the age of 44. His best efforts remain his trio recordings collected on Complete Studio Recordings, and his contribution to Harold Land's The Fox (see my review), but "Hope Meets Foster" is also highly recommended.