*LISTEN TO AUDIO: Chico Hamilton Interview With Jon Hammond
Sadly announcing that Chico Hamilton has just died folks – here he is on my radio program, thanks for all the music and great interview Chico! https://archive.org/details/JonHammondChicoHamiltononHammondCastKYOURadio – sincerely, Jon Hammond
Rest In Peace Chico Hamilton – here he is in a great photo I shot with Roy Haynes, Chico Hamilton, James Moody, Frank Foster, Tony Bennett, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Ray Barretto, Paquito D’Rivera, Bob Brookmeyer, Nat Hentoff – all NEA Jazz Master Award Recipients with Dana Gioia from NEA far left – Jon Hammond
*from Jon’s Journal – Jon Hammond Band
http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2012/11/hammondcast-10-jons-journal-december-1.html — with Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Frank Foster Music, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Barry Harris, James Moody, Ray Barreto, Tony Bennett, Chico Hamilton, Paquito D’Rivera, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton and Nat Hentoff at Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers — with Chico Hamilton
Jon Hammond Jon Hammond: Here’s Chico Hamilton in a photo I shot a few years ago with Anita O’Day, Dr. Billy Taylor, Horace Silver, Ron Carter, Dave Baker, Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Heath .. JH
Drummer, Bandleader, NEA Jazz Master Award Recipient CHICO HAMILTON on HammondCast KYOU Radio, excerpted from interview by Jon Hammond, organist and host of HammondCast
Chico Hamilton (born Foreststorn Hamilton, September 20, 1921), is an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California. He had a fast-track musical education in a band with Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette and Jack Kelso. Engagements with Lionel Hampton, Slim & Slam, T-Bone Walker, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan and six years with Lena Horne established him as a jazz drummer, and he struck out on his own as a bandleader in 1955.
Hamilton appeared in the March Milastaire number in the film You’ll Never Get Rich (1941) as part of the backing group supporting Fred Astaire, and performed on the soundtrack of the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope film Road to Bali.
He recorded his first album as leader in 1955 with George Duvivier (double-bass) and Howard Roberts (jazz guitar) for Pacific Jazz. In same year Hamilton formed an unusual quintet in L.A. featuring cello, flute, guitar, bass and drums. The quintet has been described as one of the last important West Coast Jazz bands. The original personnel included flutist Buddy Collette, guitarist Jim Hall, cellist Fred Katz and bassist Jim Aton, who was later replaced by Carson Smith. Hamilton continued to tour using different personnel, from 1957 to 1960. The group including flutist Paul Horn and John Pisano was featured in the film Sweet Smell of Success in 1957. The same group, this time including Nate Gershman and Eric Dolphy appeared in the film Jazz on a Summer’s Day in 1960. He marked his first recordings with Eric Dolphy on With Strings Attached, Gongs East, The Three Faces of Chico, and That Hamilton Man.
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