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     Chico Hamilton

Born: Foreststorn Hamilton on Sep 21, 1921 in Los Angeles, CA
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Cool, Post-Bop, Hard Bop, West Coast Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz
Instruments: Drums, Leader

Chico Hamilton, a subtle and creative drummer, will probably always be better known for the series of quintets that he led during 1955-1965 and for his ability as a talent scout than for his fine drumming. Hamilton first played drums while in high school with the many fine young players (including Dexter Gordon, Illinois Jacquet, and Charles Mingus) who were in Los Angeles at the time. He made his recording debut with Slim Gaillard, was house drummer at Billy Berg's, toured with Lionel Hampton, and served in the military (1942-1946). In 1946, Hamilton worked briefly with Jimmy Mundy, Count Basie, and Lester Young (recording with Young). He toured as Lena Horne's drummer (on and off during 1948-1955), and gained recognition for his work with the original Gerry Mulligan piano-less quartet (1952-1953). In 1955, Hamilton put together his first quintet, a chamber jazz group with the reeds of Buddy Collette, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Carson Smith, and cellist Fred Katz. One of the last important West Coast jazz bands, the Chico Hamilton Quintet was immediately popular and appeared in a memorable sequence in 1958's Jazz on a Summmer's Day and the Hollywood film The Sweet Smell of Success. The personnel changed over the next few years (with Paul Horn and Eric Dolphy heard on reeds, cellist Nate Gersham, guitarists John Pisano and Dennis Budimir, and several bassists passing through the group) but it retained its unusual sound. By 1961, Charles Lloyd was on tenor and flute, Gabor Szabo was the new guitarist, and soon the cello was dropped in favor of trombone (Garnett Brown and later George Bohanon), giving the group an advanced-hard bop style.

In 1966, Chico Hamilton started composing for commercials and the studios and he broke up his quintet. However, he continued leading various groups, playing music that ranged from the avant-garde to erratic fusion and advanced hard bop. Such up-and-coming musicians as Larry Coryell (1966), Steve Potts (1967), Arthur Blythe, Steve Turre (on bass, surprisingly), and Eric Person (who played in Hamilton's '90s group Euphoria) were among the younger players he helped discover. In 1989, Chico Hamilton had a recorded reunion with the original members of his 1955 quintet (with Pisano in Hall's place), and in the 1990s he made a number of records for Soul Note.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=7358 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.joyousshout.com Official website. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico_Hamilton About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico_Hamilton About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Chico Hamilton - 'The Dealer' - 1966, Impulse!
 Chico Hamilton - 'The Original Ellington Suite' - 2000, Blue Note
 Chico Hamilton - 'Thoughts Of..' - 2002, Koch
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Buddy Collette - 'Tanganyika: Modern AfroAmerican Jazz' - 1954, VSOP
  как соисполнитель ...
 Tal Farlow - 'Tal Farlow's Finest Hour' - 2001, Verve
 John Lewis - 'Grand Encounter' - 1956, Pacific Jazz, Capitol
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Complete 1953 Studio Masters' - 2003, The Jazz Factory
 Gerry Mulligan - 'Walking Shoes' - 2012, GRP
 Charlie Shavers - 'It Feels Good' - 2002, History
 Gabor Szabo - 'Spellbinder' - 1966, Impulse!

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