Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette

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.[1][2] The album was recorded in 1955 with one side recorded live and the other recorded in the studio.

Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette
Studio album /Live album by
Released1956
RecordedAugust 4 & 23, 1955
The Strollers in Long Beach and Radio Recorders in Hollywood, CA
GenreJazz
LabelPacific Jazz PJ-1209 / ST-20143
ProducerRichard Bock
Chico Hamilton chronology
Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette
(1956)
The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet
(1955)

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "A chamber jazz unit that hinted in spots at classical music, this cool jazz band was quite popular for a few years".[3]

Track listing

  1. "A Nice Day" (Buddy Collette) - 2:53
  2. "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 4:16
  3. "Blue Sands" (Collette) - 6:30
  4. "The Sage" (Fred Katz) - 3:34
  5. "The Morning After" (Chico Hamilton) - 2:07
  6. "I Want to Be Happy" (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) - 2:10
  7. "Spectacular" (Jim Hall) - 5:12
  8. "Free Form" (Hamilton, Collette, Hall, Katz, Carson Smith) - 5:00
  9. "Walking Carson Blues" (Smith) - 6:08
  10. "Buddy Boo" (Collette) - 6:16
  • Recorded at The Strollers in Long Beach (tracks 6-10) and Radio Recorders in Hollywood (tracks 1-5)

Personnel

References

  1. Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 1200 series accessed June 3, 2015
  2. Edwards, D., Eyries, P. and Callahan, M. Pacific Jazz/Pacifica Album Discography accessed June 3, 2015
  3. Yanow, Scott. Spectacular – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
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