Chico

Chico Freeman - The Pied Piper (1986) {Blackhawk Records BKH508-2 rec 1984}

Chico Freeman - The Pied Piper (1986) {Blackhawk Records BKH508-2 rec 1984}
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© 1984, 1986 Blackhawk Records | BKH 508-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Reeds

The first of two Chico Freeman recordings for the soon-defunct Black-Hawk label finds the leader switching between tenor, alto, sopranino, soprano, bass clarinet, bass flute and C flute. John Purcell "only" limits himself to five reeds (alto, baritone, oboe, alto flute and piccolo), and the horns are joined by either Kenny Kirkland or Mark Thompson on piano, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Elvin Jones. The many combinations of reeds highlight this set, which has originals by Freeman, Mark Thompson ("Monk 2000"), John Stubblefield, Alex North and Cecil McBee ("Blues on the Bottom"), in addition to the standard "Softly As In a Morning Sunrise." The style ranges from straight-ahead to more exploratory sounds, and this colorful album is worth searching for.
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - The Three Faces Of Chico (1959) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27276}

The Chico Hamilton Quintet - The Three Faces Of Chico (1959) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27276}
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© 1959, 2013 Warner Bros. / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27276 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / West Coast Jazz / Drums / Percussion

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A fine showcase for Chico Hamilton as a triple-threat artist: drummer extraordinaire ("Miss Movement," "Trinkets," etc.), vocalist ("She's Funny That Way," "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "Where or When"), and, of course, leader. His vocals are reminiscent of Nat King Cole, with subtleties all his own, and his drumming is just as impressive amid its own set of superlatives, many of which are shown off on the Hamilton originals "Happy Little Dance" and "Trinkets."

Chico Hamilton - The Dealer (1966) {Impulse!}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 30, 2018
Chico Hamilton - The Dealer (1966) {Impulse!}

Chico Hamilton - The Dealer (1966) {Impulse!}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Drummer Chico Hamilton introduced many top young players during his years as a bandleader, but few probably realize that Larry Coryell made his recording debut with Chico a year before joining Gary Burton's quartet. The Dealer marks Coryell's initial appearance on record, and at times he sounded oddly like Chuck Berry (especially on "The Dealer"). Also heard on this set are altoist Arnie Lawrence, bassist Richard Davis, organist Ernie Hayes (on two numbers), and, on his spirited boogaloo "For Mods Only," Archie Shepp making a rare appearance on piano. Most of the performances still sound surprisingly fresh, especially the explorative "A Trip," making this an underrated but worthy release.
Chico Hamilton & Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton with Paul Horn (Japan Edition) (1963/2010)

Chico Hamilton & Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton with Paul Horn (Japan Edition) (1963/2010)
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West Coast Jazz, Cool | Label: P-Vine Records - PCD-20176

Drummer Chico Hamilton, who is still going strong at age 91, is a truely unique visionary. In 1955, when jazz was beginning to flourish in many different directions, Hamilton made history by adopting an entirely new quintet format which includes a single reed instrument, guitar, cello, bass and drums. The cellist Fred Katz, who would mostly play with the bow, was considered as one of the "front" players. Youg reed player Paul Horn was the second horn player of the group who replaced the inaugural member Buddy Collette. The main part of this compilation album, released in 1963, is the four tracks (Track 5 through 8) by that edition of the Chico Hamilton Quintet. The rest are taken from two earlier recording sessions. Tracks 1 and 2 were recorded in 1956 and features Hamilton's trio with the young Jim Hall, who was 25 years old at the time, and George Duvivier. Tracks 3 and 4 were recorded in 1954 with Howard Roberts and Duvivier.

Chico Hamilton - Juniflip (2006) {Joyous Shout!}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 25, 2018
Chico Hamilton - Juniflip (2006) {Joyous Shout!}

Chico Hamilton - Juniflip (2006) {Joyous Shout!}
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Genre: jazz

Juniflip is one of four albums released in 2006 by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. This features singers Arthur Lee (of Love) and Bill Henderson plus trombonists Jimmy Cheatham and George Bohannon blessing their slides. This was released by Joyous Shout!

Chico Hamilton - Believe (2006) {Joyous Shout!}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 25, 2018
Chico Hamilton - Believe (2006) {Joyous Shout!}

Chico Hamilton - Believe (2006) {Joyous Shout!}
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Genre: jazz

Believe is one of four albums released in 2006 by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. The album features special guests Fontella Bass singing in three songs and trombonist George Bohannon in seven cuts. This was released by Joyous Shout!

Chico Hamilton - Heritage (2006) {Joyous Shout!}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 25, 2018
Chico Hamilton - Heritage (2006) {Joyous Shout!}

Chico Hamilton - Heritage (2006) {Joyous Shout!}
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Genre: jazz

Heritage is one of four albums released in 2006 by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. This was released by Joyous Shout!

Chico Hamilton - 6th Avenue Romp (2006) {Joyous Shout!}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 25, 2018
Chico Hamilton - 6th Avenue Romp (2006) {Joyous Shout!}

Chico Hamilton - 6th Avenue Romp (2006) {Joyous Shout!}
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Genre: jazz

6th Avenue Romp is one of four albums released in 2006 by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. This was released by Joyous Shout!

Chico Hamilton - Foreststorn (2001) {Koch Jazz}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 7, 2018
Chico Hamilton - Foreststorn (2001) {Koch Jazz}

Chico Hamilton - Foreststorn (2001) {Koch Jazz}
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Genre: jazz, big band

Foreststorn is the 2001 album by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. This one features guests Steve Turre, John Popper, and Charlie Watts. This was released by Koch Jazz.
Chico Hamilton - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1954-1959) {6CD Mosaic MD6-175 rel 1997}

Chico Hamilton - The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1954-1959) {6CD Mosaic MD6-175 rel 1997}
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© 1954-59, 1997 Mosaic / Pacific Jazz / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | MD6-175
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Bop / Drums / Percussion

The original Chico Hamilton Quintet was one of the last significant West Coast jazz bands of the cool era. Consisting of Buddy Collette on reeds (flute, clarinet, alto, and tenor), guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Carson Smith, and the drummer/leader, the most distinctive element in the group's identity was cellist Fred Katz. The band could play quite softly, blending together elements of bop and classical music into their popular sound and occupying their own niche. This six-CD, limited-edition box set from 1997 starts off with a Hamilton drum solo from a 1954 performance with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet; it contains three full albums and many previously unreleased numbers) by the original Chico Hamilton band and also has quite a few titles from the second Hamilton group (which has Paul Horn and John Pisano in the places of Collette and Hall).