Gongs East!

Gongs East! is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton's Quintet recorded in 1958 and released on the Warner Bros. label.[1] the album features some of the earliest recordings of Eric Dolphy.

Gongs East!
Studio album by
RecordedDecember 29 & 30, 1958
Los Angeles, CA
LabelWarner Bros. WS 1271
Chico Hamilton chronology
The Chico Hamilton Quintet with Strings Attached
Gongs East!
The Three Faces of Chico


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

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Dolphy has quite a few short solos on this rewarding music... Recommended".[2]

Track listing

  1. "Beyond the Blue Horizon" (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, W. Franke Harling) - 2:59
  2. "Where I Live" (Gerald Wilson) - 2:57
  3. "Gongs East" (Chico Hamilton) - 5:04
  4. "I Gave My Love a Cherry" (Traditional) - 4:03
  5. "Good Grief, Dennis" (Carlson Smith) - 3:17
  6. "Long Ago (and Far Away)" (Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin) - 3:04
  7. "Tuesday at Two" (Wilson) - 3:59
  8. "Nature by Emerson" (Fred Katz) - 4:48
  9. "Far East" (Nat Pierce) - 4:38
  10. "Passion Flower" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:04



  1. Eric Dolphy Catalog accessed June 4, 2015
  2. Yanow, Scott. Gongs East! – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  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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