A report on Chico Hamilton

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

American jazz drummer and bandleader.

- 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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Buddy Collette in 1985

Buddy Collette

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American jazz flutist, saxophonist, and clarinetist.

American jazz flutist, saxophonist, and clarinetist.

Buddy Collette in 1985

In 1955, Buddy Collette became a founding member of the unusually instrumented chamber jazz quintet, led by percussionist Chico Hamilton.

Fred Katz (cellist)

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American cellist and composer.

American cellist and composer.

Fred Katz

Katz is best known as a member of drummer Chico Hamilton's quintet, one of the most important West Coast jazz groups of the 1950s.

Paul Horn (musician)

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American flautist, saxophonist, composer and producer.

American flautist, saxophonist, composer and producer.

Moving to Los Angeles, he played with Chico Hamilton's quintet from 1956 to 1958 and became an established West Coast session player.

Gábor Szabó

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Hungarian American guitarist whose style incorporated jazz, pop, rock, and Hungarian music.

Hungarian American guitarist whose style incorporated jazz, pop, rock, and Hungarian music.

In 1961, Szabó became member of a quintet that was led by Chico Hamilton and included Charles Lloyd, playing what has been described as chamber jazz, with "a moderate avant-gardism."

Eric Dolphy

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American jazz alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flautist.

American jazz alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flautist.

Dolphy gained his big break when he was invited to join Chico Hamilton's quintet in 1958.

Portrait of Mulligan, c. undefined1980s, by William P. Gottlieb

Gerry Mulligan

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American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.

American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.

Portrait of Mulligan, c. undefined1980s, by William P. Gottlieb
Mulligan on piano in the Netherlands in 1960

Faced with a dilemma of what to do for a rhythm section, Mulligan decided to build on earlier experiments and perform as a pianoless quartet with Baker on trumpet, Bob Whitlock on bass and Chico Hamilton on drums (later Mulligan himself would occasionally double on piano).

Albert Stinson

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American jazz double-bassist.

American jazz double-bassist.

After his graduation from John Muir High School in Pasadena, California in 1962, he began playing professionally in the early 1960s in Los Angeles, working with Terry Gibbs, Frank Rosolino, Chico Hamilton, and Charles Lloyd (1965).

Performance for the U.S. Bicentennial, New York City, July 4, 1976
Photo by Tom Marcello

Charles Mingus

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American jazz upright bassist, pianist, composer, bandleader, and author.

American jazz upright bassist, pianist, composer, bandleader, and author.

Performance for the U.S. Bicentennial, New York City, July 4, 1976
Photo by Tom Marcello
Mingus in 1976 playing the double bass

He toured with Louis Armstrong in 1943, and by early 1945 was recording in Los Angeles in a band led by Russell Jacquet, which also included Teddy Edwards, Maurice Simon, Bill Davis, and Chico Hamilton, and in May that year, in Hollywood, again with Teddy Edwards, in a band led by Howard McGhee.

Carson Smith (musician)

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American jazz double-bassist.

American jazz double-bassist.

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).

Lloyd in 2014

Charles Lloyd (jazz musician)

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American jazz musician.

American jazz musician.

Lloyd in 2014
Charles Lloyd at Russian River Jazz Festival, Guerneville, California, 1981
Charles Lloyd at Copenhagen Jazz Festival, 2018
Charles Lloyd with Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, Santa Barbara, 2006

In 1960, Lloyd was invited to become music director of Chico Hamilton's group, when Eric Dolphy left to join Charles Mingus's band.