The Chico Hamilton Quintet with Strings Attached

The Chico Hamilton Quintet with Strings Attached 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 released recordings of Eric Dolphy.

The Chico Hamilton Quintet with Strings Attached
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 26 & 27, 1958
Los Angeles, CA
LabelWarner Bros. WS 1245
Chico Hamilton chronology
The Original Ellington Suite
The Chico Hamilton Quintet with Strings Attached
Gongs East!


Professional ratings
Review scores

on its release Billboard called it "An outstanding jazz set featuring fine performances and exciting ideas".[3] The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "The West Coast jazz chamber music generally holds one's interest".[2]

Track listing

  1. "Something to Live For" (Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington) - 3:56
  2. "Andante" (Luther Henderson) - 2:30
  3. "Speak Low" (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash) - 2:28
  4. "Pottsville, U.S.A." (Bill Potts) - 5:43
  5. "Don's Delight" (Chico Hamilton, Howard McGhee) - 3:49
  6. "Strange" (Fred Fisher, John La Touche) - 3:09
  7. "Modes" (Fred Katz) - 6:38
  8. "Fair Weather" (Benny Golson) - 3:00
  9. "Close Your Eyes" (Bernice Petkere) - 4:38
  10. "Ev'rything I've Got" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 2:02



  1. Eric Dolphy Catalog accessed June 4, 2015
  2. Yanow, Scott. With Strings Attached – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  3. Billboard, January 26, 1959, p.27
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