Chico Hamilton appearing at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Tompkins Square Park, New York City, August 26, 2007

Smith's early work was in West Coast jazz, playing with Gerry Mulligan (1952–53), Chet Baker (1953–55), Russ Freeman (1955–56), and Chico Hamilton (1955–57).

- Carson Smith (musician)

The original personnel included flutist/saxophonist/clarinetist Buddy Collette, guitarist Jim Hall, cellist Fred Katz and bassist Jim Aton, who was later replaced by Carson Smith.

- Chico Hamilton
Chico Hamilton appearing at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Tompkins Square Park, New York City, August 26, 2007

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Chico Hamilton Quintet

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Chico Hamilton Quintet is a live album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton, released on the Pacific Jazz label.

Carson Smith - bass

Chico Hamilton Quintet in Hi Fi

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Chico Hamilton Quintet in Hi Fi is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton, released on the Pacific Jazz label.

Carson Smith - bass (tracks 1-9 & 11)

The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet

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The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet is a live album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton's Quintet featuring multi-instrumentalist Buddy Collette recorded in 1955 but not released on the World Pacific label until 1960.

Carson Smith - bass

Ellington Suite

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Ellington Suite is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton's Quintet featuring multi-instrumentalist Buddy Collette released on the World Pacific label.

Carson Smith - bass