El Chico (album)

El Chico is an album by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton featuring performances recorded in 1965 for the Impulse! label.[1]

El Chico
Studio album by
Released1965
RecordedAugust 26 & 27, 1965
GenreJazz
Length35:37
LabelImpulse!
ProducerBob Thiele
Chico Hamilton chronology
Chic Chic Chico
(1965)
El Chico
(1965)
The Further Adventures of El Chico
(1966)

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "The influences of Latin jazz, bossa nova, and the avant-garde are mixed into the unusual musical blend".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Chico Hamilton except as indicated
  1. "El Chico" - 4:06
  2. "People" (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) - 6:06
  3. "Marcheta" (Victor Schertzinger) - 4:00
  4. "This Dream" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 3:17
  5. "Conquistadores" (Willie Bobo, Chico Hamilton, Albert Stinson, Gábor Szabó, Bob Thiele) - 6:40
  6. "El Moors" - 2:22
  7. "Strange" (John La Touche, Marvin Fisher) - 4:46
  8. "Helena" - 4:20
  • Recorded in New York City on August 26 (tracks 3 & 7) and August 27 (tracks 1, 2, 4-6 & 8), 1965

Personnel

References

  1. Impulse! Records discography accessed March 25, 2011
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 25, 2011
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 92. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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