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

- Fred Katz (cellist)

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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West Coast jazz

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West Coast jazz refers to styles of jazz that developed in Los Angeles and San Francisco during the 1950s.

West Coast jazz refers to styles of jazz that developed in Los Angeles and San Francisco during the 1950s.

In 1952 Mulligan, who had moved to California, formed an innovative and successful piano-less quartet with trumpeter Chet Baker, drummer Chico Hamilton, and bassist Bob Whitlock.

During the 1950s, Chico Hamilton led an ensemble that (unusual for a jazz group) included a cellist, Fred Katz.

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Sweet Smell of Success

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1957 American film noir drama film directed by Alexander Mackendrick, starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, and Martin Milner, and written by Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman, and Mackendrick from the novelette by Lehman.

1957 American film noir drama film directed by Alexander Mackendrick, starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, and Martin Milner, and written by Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman, and Mackendrick from the novelette by Lehman.

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Cellist Fred Katz and drummer Chico Hamilton, who briefly appear in the film as themselves, wrote a score for the movie, which was ultimately rejected in favor of one by Elmer Bernstein.

Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette

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Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette (rereleased as Spectacular!) is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton's Quintet featuring multi-instrumentalist Buddy Collette, released on the Pacific Jazz label.

Fred Katz - cello

Zen: The Music of Fred Katz

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Zen: The Music of Fred Katz is the debut album by cellist and composer Fred Katz released on the Pacific Jazz label.

Chico Hamilton - drums (tracks 1-3 & 5-8)

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.

Fred Katz - cello (tracks 1-9 & 11)

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.

Fred Katz - cello

South Pacific in Hi-Fi

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South Pacific in Hi-Fi is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton featuring jazz interpretations of themes from the Broadway musical South Pacific.

Fred Katz - cello, arranger

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.

Fred Katz - cello

Soul° Cello

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Soul° Cello (subtitled Modern Jazz Arrangements for Cello and Orchestra) is an album by Fred Katz originally released on Decca in 1958.

Chico Hamilton - drums

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.

Fred Katz - cello