Chico Hamilton

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Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton, (September 20, 1921 – November 25, 2013) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

He came to prominence as sideman with the likes of Lester Young, Gerry Mulligan, Count Basie and Lena Horne. Hamilton then struck out as a bandleader, first with a quintet featuring the cello as a lead instrument, an unusual choice for a jazz band in the 1950s, and subsequently leading a number of groups over the years that performed cool jazz, post bop and jazz fusion.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 In Hi-Fi Chico Hamilton Quintet 1
1958 South Pacific in Hi-Fi Chico Hamilton Quintet 1
1959 Truth Chico Hamilton 1
1960 Bye Bye Birdie - Irma La Douce Chico Hamilton Quintet 1
1961 A Different Journey The Chico Hamilton Quintet 1
1962 Drumfusion The New Dynamic Chico Hamilton Quintet 2
1963 Passin' Thru Chico Hamilton 2
1963 The Great Chico Hamilton featuring Paul Horn Chico Hamilton featuring Paul Horn 1
1964 Man From Two Worlds Chico Hamilton 3
1965 Chic* Chic Chico Chico Hamilton 2
1966 El Chico Chico Hamilton 2
1966 Further Adventures of El Chico Chico Hamilton 4
1968 The Gamut Chico Hamilton 1
1975 Peregrinations Chico Hamilton 2
1980 Nomad Chico Hamilton 1
1994 Dancing to a Different Drummer Chico Hamilton 1
1999 The Dealer Chico Hamilton 1
2000 The Original Ellington Suite Chico Hamilton 1
2006 Believe Chico Hamilton 1
2008 The Chico Hamilton Trio Chico Hamilton 1
2009 Twelve Tones of Love Chico Hamilton 1
Gongs East Chico Hamilton 1
The Master Chico Hamilton 1
Thoughts of... Chico Hamilton 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Live at the Strollers Chico Hamilton Quintet 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Juniflip Chico Hamilton 1

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