Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Chico Hamilton Gongs East

The best-known of all the 1950s Chico Hamilton Quintet sets, this is also the only early Hamilton music that has been fully reissued on CD. At the time, the drummer's group also included cellist Nate Gershman, guitarist Dennis Budimir, bassist Wyatt Ruther and the young Eric Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet and flute. Dolphy has quite a few short solos on this rewarding music, and the highlights of the date include "Beyond the Blue Horizon," "Passion Flower," Gerald Wilson's "Tuesday at Two" and the exotic "Gongs East." Recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/gongs-east-r140054

Chico Hamilton
Gongs East !


1 Beyond the Blue Horizon (Harling, Robin, Whiting)  2:59
2 Where I Live (Wilson)  2:57
3 Gongs East (Hamilton)  5:04
4 I Gave My Love a Cherry (Smith)  4:03
5 Good Grief, Dennis (Smith)  3:17
6 Long Ago (And Far Away) (Gershwin, Kern)  3:04
7 Tuesday at Two (Wilson)  3:59
8 Nature by Emerson (Katz)  4:48
9 Far East (Pierce)  4:38
10 Passion Flower (Strayhorn)  3:04

Eric Dolphy - as, f, bcl & Bb cl
Dennis Budimir - g
Nathan Gershman - ce
Wyatt Ruther - b
Chico Hamilton - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California ; 29 & 30 December 1958


blbs said...

Oh! What a beatiful surprise the "Gong East" on CD!
Thank you, Mel.

Orbyt said...

J'aime Chico. Merci beaucoup Mel!

Blue Eyes said...

Moi aussi, j'aime Chico, merci Mel !

Orbyt said...

Since I'm replacing an old LP, I recognized that the tracklist tags aren't correct. Here's the proper tracklist for those interested:

#01, should be renumbered/renamed as (>) #06 Long Ago And Far Away
#02, > #07 Tuesday At Two
#03, > #08 Nature By Emerson
#04, > #09 Far East
#05, > #10 Passion Flower
#06, > #01 Beyond The Blue Horizon
#07, > #02 Where I Live
#08, > #03 Gongs East
#09, > #04 I Gave My Love A Cherry
#10, > #05 Good Grief, Dennis

Hope this helps.

ralexbop said...

Merci l'ami. Chico avec Dolphy, ça ne se refuse pas !

jessouaffe said...

saint cloud berêt basque !!

birin said...

Hola Melanchthon
Muchisimas gracias por este fantastico disco.

hcb said...

Very very nice--a missing Dolphy link. Thanks

duck said...

Anything by Eric Dolphy is a must, however he appeared on a Latin effort which I thankfully have forgotten. Please do not remind me.
Thanks again Mel

Bull Oney said...

It seems unavailable at all links. Re-up? Thank you for all you do!

Melanchthon said...


deGallo said...

Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

chuchuni said...

Merci Mel!
PS: le début du 7ème titre (Tuesday at Two) est complètement ruiné, je ne saurais dire si cela vient du rip ou du cd.

chuchuni said...

PS2: d'après la correction apportée par Orbyt, le titre en question est taggué comme le 7ème, mais il s'agirait en réalité du second - Where I Live - et non Tuesday at Two ;)

chuchuni said...

OK, found a good version somewhere else on the net, so here is track 7 - Tuesday at Two, which actually is track 2 - Where I Live:


Rumpkin Scaribreakfast said...

What is the password? Maybe I am stupid but I don't see it anywhere...