Passin' Thru (Chico Hamilton album)

Passin' Thru is an album by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton featuring performances recorded in September 1962 and released in February 1963 on the Impulse! label.[2]

Passin' Thru
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1963[1]
RecordedSeptember 18 & 20, 1962
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
ProducerBob Thiele
Chico Hamilton chronology
Passin' Thru
A Different Journey


Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[5]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars, with Scott Yanow's review stating: "Drummer Chico Hamilton's debut on Impulse featured his fifth Quintet, an advanced hard bop unit that sometimes hinted a little at the avant-garde... this was a major band".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Charles Lloyd except as noted

  1. "Passin' Thru" – 8:16
  2. "The Second Time Around" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:11
  3. "El Toro" (Chico Hamilton, Charles Lloyd, Gabor Szabo) – 4:39
  4. "Transfusion" – 2:42
  5. "Lady Gabor" (Gábor Szabó) – 13:15
  6. "Lonesome Child" – 5:41



  1. "Jazz Special Merit Album". Billboard. Vol. 75 no. 7. February 16, 1963. p. 30. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  2. Impulse! Records discography, accessed March 18, 2011.
  3. Down Beat, May 9, 1963, Vol. 30, No. 11.
  4. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed March 18, 2011.
  5. 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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