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
Chico Hamilton (Foreststorn Hamilton) (September 21, 1921, Los Angeles - died Nov 25 2013) was a jazz musician. He was born in Los Angeles in 1921 and was raised locally as the Central Avenue jazz scene was beginning to coalesce. In the 1940s, he performed with Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. He appears in the "March Milastaire" number in the film You'll Never Get Rich (1941) as part of the backing group supporting Fred Astaire. He was one of the original members of the Gerry Mulligan quartet of the early 1950s. During the late 1950s, Hamilton pioneered a style sometimes called chamber jazz.

Top Songs by Chico Hamilton


Big Noise from Winnetka

by , Bob Crosby, Bob Haggart, Robert Haggart, Ray Bauduc & Gil Rodin

I Want To Be Happy

by , , John Pisano, Fred Katz & Carson Smith

I Want to Be Happy

by , Buddy Colette, Fred Katz, & Carson Smith

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

Drumfusion

Drumfusion

Chico Hamilton April 1, 2013

3 Tracks

The Master

The Master

Chico Hamilton April 1, 2013

8 Tracks

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