Chico Hamilton



Chico Hamilton

Rating
Active
1940
Born
September 21, 1921 in Los Angeles
Died
November 25, 2013
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Biography
Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton, (September 20, 1921 – November 25, 2013) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He came to prominence as sideman with the likes of Lester Young, Gerry Mulligan, Count Basie and Lena Horne. Hamilton then struck out as a bandleader, first with a quintet featuring the cello as a lead instrument, an unusual choice for a jazz band in the 1950s, and subsequently leading a number of groups over the years that performed cool jazz, post bop and jazz fusion.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet Live at the Strollers

The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet Live at the Strollers

Chico Hamilton December 3, 2017

15 Tracks

What's New

What's New

Chico Hamilton February 9, 2015

10 Tracks

The Great Chico Hamilton

The Great Chico Hamilton

Chico Hamilton January 1, 2015

8 Tracks

The Complete Recordings: 1955-1958

The Complete Recordings: 1955-1958

Chico Hamilton August 4, 2014

50 Tracks

The Complete Recordings: 1959-1962

The Complete Recordings: 1959-1962

Chico Hamilton August 4, 2014

50 Tracks

The Inquiring Mind

The Inquiring Mind

Chico Hamilton February 18, 2014

19 Tracks

Chico Hamilton With Paul Horn

Chico Hamilton With Paul Horn

Chico Hamilton November 25, 2013

8 Tracks

The Master

The Master

Chico Hamilton April 1, 2013

8 Tracks

Passin' Thru

Passin' Thru

Chico Hamilton April 1, 2013

6 Tracks

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