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Chico Hamilton

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 11 April 2008

Chico Hamilton: Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton tells Alyn Shipton how the original Gerry Mulligan Quartet first assembled in his house and how he then formed his own unorthodox group.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Chico Hamilton Quintet and Fred Katz

    Chico Hamilton Quintet and Fred Katz Mr Jo Jones

    Composer: Hamilton Performers: Paul Horn, piccolo, Fred Katz, cello, John Pisano, g; Carson Smith, b; Chico Hamilton, d. Oct 21, 1956.

    Katz, Five Four, 024

  • Image for Russell Jacquet and His Yellow Jackets

    Russell Jacquet and His Yellow Jackets Blues a la Russ

    Composer: Jacquet Performers: Russell Jacquet, t; Gus Evans, as; Dexter Gordon, ts; Arthur Dennis, bar; Jimmy Bunn, p; Leo Blevins, g; Herman Washington, b; Chico Hamilton, d. 21 Sep 46.

    Savoy on Central Avenue, Savoy, 17310

  • Image for Gerry Mulligan Quartet

    Gerry Mulligan Quartet Bernie's Tune

    Composer: Miller, Stoller, Lieber Performers: Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Bob Whitlock, Chico Hamilton, 16 Aug 1952 [This and next disc also issued on Blue Note CD Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker.]

    Jeru, Living Era, AJA 5612 Track 1

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    Gerry Mulligan Quartet Godchild

    Composer: Mulligan Performers: as above, Haig Club, Jan 1953.

    Complete 1953 Haig Performances, Jazz Factory, 22861

  • Image for Gerry Mulligan Quartet

    Gerry Mulligan Quartet Moonlight In Vermont

    Composer: Blackburn / Seussdorf Performers: as above except Carson Smith, b, replaces Whitlock. 3 Jan 1953

    Complete 1953 Studio Recordings, Jazz factory, 22872

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    Gerry Mulligan Quartet Carioca

    Composer: Youmans Performers: as for track 4. 2 Sept 1952, live at the Blackhawk, San Francisco.

    Jeru, Living Era, AJA 5612

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    Chico Hamilton I Want to be Happy

    Composer: Vincent, Youmans Performers: Buddy Collette, fl; Fred Katz, cello, Carson Smith b, Jim Hall, g, Chico Hamilton, d. 5 Aug 55 Strollers Club, LA. [Also on complete Pacific Jazz recordings of Chico Hamilton on Mosaic.]

    Les Tresors du Jazz 1955, La Chant du Monde, 574 1421 30 CD 52

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    Chico Hamilton Blue Sands

    Composer: Collette Performers: Buddy Collette, fl; Fred Katz, cello, Carson Smith b, Jim Hall, g, Chico Hamilton, d. 23 Aug 1955 Los Angeles. [Also on complete Studio Recordings of the Original Chico Hamilton Quintet on Lonehill.]

    Les Tresors du Jazz 1955, La Chant du Monde, 574 1421 30 CD 52

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    Chico Hamilton Pottsville USA

    Composer: unknown Performers: Chico Hamilton (drums and percussion), Eric Dolphy (reeds), Nat Gershman (cello), Dennis Budimer (guitar), Wyatt Ruther (bass); orchestra conducted by Fred Katz. rec 1959.

    With Strings Attached, Warner Jazz, ?

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    Chico Hamilton I'm Beginning to See the Light

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Eric Dolphy, as; Nate Gershman, cello; John Piasano, g; Hal Gaylor, b; Chico Hamilton, d. 22 Aug 1958.

    The Original Ellington Suite, Pacific Jazz, 24567-2

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    Chico Hamilton Mallet Dance

    Composer: Charles Lloyd Performers: Chico Hamilton, drums, Gabor Szabo, guitar, Albert Stinson, bass, Charles Lloyd, tenor.

    Man From Two Worlds, Impulse / GRP, GRP11272

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    Chico Hamilton Thoughts of Pres

    Composer: Hamilton Performers: Chico Hamilton dm, Cory Dinigris, g; Paul Ramsey, b; Evan Schwam, tenor. June 2002.

    Thoughts of, Koch, 51009

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