A report on Eric Dolphy and Chico Hamilton

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

A version of the quintet including flutist Paul Horn was featured in the film Sweet Smell of Success in 1957 and one including Eric Dolphy appeared in the film Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960), set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

- Chico Hamilton

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

- Eric Dolphy

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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 he was a founding member of the Chico Hamilton Quintet, playing chamber jazz flute with guitarist Jim Hall, cellist Fred Katz, and bassist Carson Smith.[1][4] He also taught, and his students included Mingus, James Newton, Eric Dolphy, Charles Lloyd, and Frank Morgan.

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

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.

That same year, however, Mingus formed a quartet with Richmond, trumpeter Ted Curson and multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy.

The Three Faces of Chico

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The Three Faces of Chico is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton, recorded in 1959 and released on the Warner Bros. label.

Eric Dolphy - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute

Jazz on a Summer's Day

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Concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern and Aram Avakian, who also edited the film.

Concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern and Aram Avakian, who also edited the film.

The film features performances by Jimmy Giuffre; Thelonious Monk; Sonny Stitt; Anita O'Day; Dinah Washington; Gerry Mulligan; Chuck Berry; Chico Hamilton, with Eric Dolphy; and Louis Armstrong, with Jack Teagarden.

That Hamilton Man

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That Hamilton Man is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton, recorded in 1959 and released on the SESAC label.

Eric Dolphy - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute

The Chico Hamilton Quintet with Strings Attached

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The Chico Hamilton Quintet with Strings Attached is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton's Quintet, recorded in 1958 and released on the Warner Bros. label.

Eric Dolphy - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute

Gongs East!

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Gongs East! is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton's Quintet.

Eric Dolphy - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute

The Original Ellington Suite

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The Original Ellington Suite is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton's Quintet, recorded in 1958 but not released on the Pacific Jazz label until 2000.

Eric Dolphy - alto saxophone, flute, clarinet