Chico Hamilton Trio

Chico Hamilton Trio is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton recorded at sessions in 1953, 1954 and 1956 released on the Pacific Jazz label.[1][2] The album features Hamilton's first recordings for Pacific Jazz from 1953 and 1954, six tracks originally released on a 10-inch album, along with an additional four recordings from 1956.

Chico Hamilton Trio
Studio album by
Released1956
RecordedDecember 6, 1953, October 2, 1954 and February 8, 1956
Hollywood, CA
GenreJazz
LabelPacific Jazz PJ-1220
ProducerRichard Bock
Chico Hamilton chronology
Chico Hamilton Quintet in Hi Fi
(1956)
Chico Hamilton Trio
(1956)
Chico Hamilton Quintet
(1956)

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[3]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos states: "An entry point recording for Chico Hamilton, it displays his savory good common sense well before being more trend and fashion conscious, as psychedelia and fusion took over commercialized jazz".[3]

Track listing

  1. "Blues on the Rocks" (George Duvivier) - 3:05
  2. "Street of Drums" (Chico Hamilton) - 3:20
  3. "We'll Be Together Again" (Carl T. Fischer, Frankie Laine) - 2:50
  4. "Skinned Strings" (Hamilton, Duvivier) - 5:12
  5. "Nuttye" (Jimmy Cheatham) - 2:27
  6. "Porch Light" (Duvivier) - 3:58
  7. "Broadway" (Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode) - 3:03
  8. "Autumn Landscape" (Duvivier) - 3:45
  9. "Uganda" (Hamilton, Duvivier) - 4:45
  10. "Lollypop" (Gerald Wiggins, Hamilton) - 2:14
  • Recorded at Sound Stage Studio, Hollywood on December 6, 1953 (tracks 2, 5 & 7) and October 2, 1954 (tracks 3, 9 & 10) and Music Box Theatre, Hollywood on February 8, 1956 (tracks 1, 4, 6 & 8)

Personnel

References

  1. Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 1200 series accessed June 4, 2015
  2. Edwards, D., Eyries, P. and Callahan, M. Pacific Jazz/Pacifica Album Discography accessed June 4, 2015
  3. Nastos, Michael G.. Chico Hamilton Trio – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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