Friday, October 28, 2016

The Chico Hamilton Trio

These are among the most resourceful jazz trio sessions recorded on the West Coast during the prolific Fifties, replete with all the power, invention and tremendous feeling of the original Chico Hamilton trio. Chico’s drumming is superbly complemented by the remarkable musicianship of veteran bassist, George Duvivier, and by two highly creative thennewcomers : guitarists Howard Roberts [# 1-8] and the great Jim Hall [# 9- 11]. Notable for its consistently imaginative interplay, the playing is also characterized by a surprisingly extensive range of dynamics, tone colors, and rhythmic devices for a trio with this instrumentation. And the writing, variety throughout. Marked by Hamilton’s taste, intelligence and innate sense of drama, the set as a whole adds up to an unforgettable musical experience.

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/record.php?record_id=4903

Chico Hamilton
Trio

Tracks

1  Broadway (Wood, McRae, Boyd)  3:06
2 Street Of Drums (Hamilton)  3:17
3 What Is There To Say ? (Duke, Harburg)  2:51
4 Nuttye (Cheatmann)  2:30
5 Buddy Boo* (Colette)  2:42
6 Uganda* (Hamilton, Duvivier)  4:41
7 Lollypop* (Wiggins, Hamilton)  2:17
8 We’ll Be Together Again* (Fisher, Laine)  2:55
9 Autumn Landscape (Duvivier)  3:41
10 Porch Light (Duvivier)  3:59
11 Blues On The Rocks (Duvivier)  3:05
12 Skynned Strings (Duvivier, Hamilton)  5:14

*

Personnel
[# 1-8]
Howard Roberts - g
George Duvivier - b
Chico Hamilton - dr
Recorded Sound Stage Studio, Hollywood, December 6, 1953 ; [*] same place ; October 2, 1954.
[# 9-12]
Jim Hall - g
George Duvivier - b
Chico Hamilton - dr
Recorded Music Box Theatre, Hollywood ; February 8, 1956.

27 comments:

the jazzman said...

Thank you for this.

Descargador said...

Genial todo lo que subiste de Hamilton!

michael said...

Wow! What a nice album. Thanks dearly.

Baby Breeze said...

Hamilton is no stranger to my shelves and stereo, but this one is new. And it's great to be able to hear Roberts in a trio setting. Merci bien.

getzoot said...

Just discovering your fine posts - and all you do in CIA. Thank you!

neil said...

Simply a superb post!

jpo said...

agree with baby breeze! thanks
jpo

lcbriza said...

Many thanks for this share.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi mel - many thanks for all that you are sharing. I am enjoying your blog immensely. I have been reading Michael Dregni's book on Gypsy Jazz and was wondering whether you had "Oe Djoevia" by Bamboula Ferret. I think it is from 1998. Many thanks - Alan

velobrewer said...

A fine post among many fine posts...thanks for the share of this and your blog.

Orbyt said...

BEAUTIFUL. I always hear something new every time I listen to Chico Hamilton. Great post Mel.

Anonymous said...

Chico has been in my ears for 50+ years.

This trio work puts a smile on my face.

Thanks.

hulaboy said...

Once again, Mel, my humble thanks for your generosity. Please know, however, that Track 13 on Disc 5 is missing.

Melanchthon said...

hulaboy :

Are you talking about the mosaic set ?

Melanchthon said...

The error is mine, there are only twelve tracks on cd 5. It's ok now.

deGallo said...

Thank you for this nice post. Also for ZippyShare.

headman said...

I've been looking for this everywhere so thank you VERY much for sharing it here, Mel. It's much appreciated

anon'n'on said...

very nice,thanks

Chris said...

Thanks Mel I didn't pick this up last time round

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

Melanchthon said...

http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/KGQGk2LL/file.html
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Anonymous said...

Chico ! Thanks so much MM!

Geoviki said...

Sometimes I forget about checking out albums by drummers and/or bass players, but they often have terrific ensembles. Thanks, Mel.

RichardD said...

Superb, thanks!

bhowani bhowani said...

Thank you !

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!