Sunday, January 10, 2016

Chico Hamilton Quintet in HI FI

One of Chico's earliest albums for Pacific Jazz — a set of tightly arranged tracks with a cool chamber feel to them — featuring a lineup that includes Buddy Collette on reeds, Fred Katz on cello, Jim Hall on guitar, and Carson Smith on bass. Collette, Katz, and Hall are at the height of their powers here — a bit restricted, perhaps, but in the way that Hamilton was using to craft some of the more creative sounds of the 50s LA jazz scene — perfectly shaped and formed throughout ! Just about every band member contributed a song and an arrangement to the album — and titles include "The Ghost", "Chrissie", "Jonalah", "Sleepy Slept Here", "Drums West", "The Squimp", and "Sleep".
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Chico Hamilton
Quintet
In Hi Fi

Tracks

1 Jonalah (Smith)  2:19
2 Chrissie (Hall)  3:53
3 The Wind (Freeman)  3:37
4 Gone Lover (When Your Love Has Gone) (Swan)  3:51
5 The Ghost (Collette)  5:09
6 Sleepy Slept Here (Santa Monica) (Collette)  4:14
7 Takin' a Chance on Love (Duke, Fetter, Latouch)  4:13
8 The Squimp (Katz)  1:52
9 Topsy (Battle, Durham)  4:51
10 Drums West (Hamilton)  4:19
11 Sleep (Burtnett, Geibel)  2:28

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Personnel
Buddy Collette - as, ts cl & fl
Fred Katz - cel
Jim Hall - g
Chico Hamilton - dr

Recorded November 11, 1955 [# 10] ; January 4, 1956 [# 1-5] ; & February 10 & 13, 1956 [# 6-9 & 11]

18 comments:

paulvinyl said...

Thank you for sharing. This is chamber jazz at its best.

deGallo said...

Thank you for Chico H.

Foth said...

Another fine west coast recording. Thanks!

ZM-JazzRock said...

thanx a lot, mon ami!

JazzFan said...

Mel! Many thanks for this wonderful and great encyclopedia of 50s-60s jazz

swingingduck said...

Thank you for this fine Japanese edition.

neil said...

Nice one, mel...

jazzy62 said...

Chico Hamilton

Great post! Thank you for this.

Blue Eyes said...

Yes, excellent post for sure, album highly recommended, thanks Mel!

Orbyt said...

A particular favourite! Great post Mel.

jazztap said...

merci

rog said...

Outstanding Mel ! Thanks...

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice, nice nice!!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

bho wani said...

Thank you !

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

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Mike said...

Nice one, good lightweight addition to the slim 'chamber' section. Thank you!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You