The Chico Hamilton Special

The Chico Hamilton Special is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton recorded in 1960 and released on the Columbia label.[1]

The Chico Hamilton Special
Studio album by
RecordedNovember 28 & 29, 1960
New York City
LabelColumbia CL 1619
Chico Hamilton chronology
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The Chico Hamilton Special

The album cover was photographed by Los Angeles-based photographer Leigh Wiener.


Professional ratings
Review scores

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "this would be the last album in Hamilton's famous string of cello groups before the drummer changed directions. Interesting if not essential music".[2]

Track listing

  1. "Don't Get Lost" (H. Smith) - 5:25
  2. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma) - 4:20
  3. "New Rhumba" (Ahmad Jamal) - 4:04
  4. "Way Down" (N. Jones) - 5:27
  5. "Afternoon of a Breeze" (Dorothy Ashby) - 5:50
  6. "Lady Bird" (Tadd Dameron) - 3:37
  7. "Trio" (Chico Hamilton) - 7:00



  1. Charles Lloyd discography, accessed June 30, 2015
  2. Yanow, Scott. The Chico Hamilton Special – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
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