Saturday, May 25, 2013

Chico Hamilton - Man from Two Worlds

Although it tended to get overlooked at the time, one of drummer Chico Hamilton's finest groups was his 1962-1963 quartet/quintet. With Charles Lloyd at his most fiery on tenor and flute, and the colorful solos of the up-and-coming Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo, this band placed a stronger emphasis on melody and softer sounds than the more avant-garde groups of the time but still pushed away at musical boundaries. Trombonist George Bohanon is also on the final four numbers of this CD reissue, which brings back all of the music from Hamilton's Man from Two Worlds LP and four of the six numbers originally on Passin' Thru. Highlights include the original version of Lloyd's most famous song, "Forest Flower."
Scott Yanow

Source :

Chico Hamilton
Man from Two Worlds


1 Man from Two Worlds (Lloyd)  5:53
2 Blues Medley : Little Sister's Dance/Shade Tree/Island Blue (Lloyd)  3:20
3 Forest Flower : Sunrise/Sunset (Lloyd)  10:11
4 Child's Play (Lloyd)  3:44
5 Blues for O.T. (Lloyd)  4:34
6 Mallet Dance (Lloyd)  4:49
7 Love Song to a Baby (Lloyd)  3:47
8 Passin' Thru* (Lloyd)  8:16
9 Transfusion* (Lloyd)  2:42
10 Lady Gabor* (Szabo)  13:15
11 Lonesome* Child (Lloyd)  5:41

* Bonus Cuts, not included on the original album

Charles Lloyd - ts & fl
George Bohanon - tb [# 8-11]
Gabor Szabo - g
Albert Stinsin - b
Chico Hamilton - dr

Recorded December 11, 1963 [# 1-7] ; & September 18, 1962 [# 8-11]

Note :
The last four tracks on this Cd. "Passin' Thru", "Transfusion", "Lady Gabor" & "Lonesome Child",
originally appeared on Passin' Thru (AS-29)


Melanchthon said...

fcapeau said...

One more superb occurence to hear the Chico's innovative combo, in late 60ies, with Lloyd & Szabo on top of their Art. Many thanks, Mel.

Anonymous said...

Would love a re-up, please. Many thanks for everything