Monday, May 25, 2015

Chico Hamilton - El Chico & Futher Adventures

In 1965, Japanese altoist Sadao Watanabe was Chico Hamilton's regular reed player, and it is for his playing (fairly early in his career) that this LP is most notable. Also heard from is guitarist Gabor Szabo (winding up a long period with Hamilton), bassist Al Stinson, guest trombonist Jimmy Cheatham (on three of the eight songs), and the Latin percussion of Willie Bobo and Victor Pantoja. The band plays a couple of movie themes (including "People"), three Hamilton originals, a group improvisation, and two obscurities. The influences of Latin jazz, bossa nova, and the avant-garde are mixed into the unusual musical blend.
Scott Yanow
Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/el-chico-r140049
Chico Hamilton
El Chico
Futher Adventures of El Chico
(1965-1966)

Tracks

1 El Chico (Hamilton)  3:46
2 People (Merrill, Styne)  6:07
3 Marcheta (Schertzinger)  4:02
4 This Dream (Bricusse, Newley)  3:12
5 Conquistadores (Bobo, Hamilton, Stinson, Szabo, Thiele)  6:40
6 El Moors (Hamilton)  5:25
7 Strange (Latouche, Fisher)  4:48
8 Helena (Hamilton)  4:19
9 Got My Mojo Working (But I Just Won't Work on You) (Foster, Waters)  3:07
10 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (Bricusse, Newley)  3:39
11 That Boy With Long Hair (Hamilton)  4:14
12 Day Dream (Sebastian)  2:14
13 The Shadow of Your Smile (Mandel, Webster)  3:17
14 Evil Eye (Szabo)  3:19
15 Monday, Monday (Phillips)  2:26
16 Manila (Hamilton)  4:51
17 My Romance (Hart, Rodgers)  2:53
18 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  4:58

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Personnel
[# 1-8]
Chico Hamilton - dr
Jimmy Cheatham - tb [# 3, 6 & 7]
Sadao Watanabe - as & fl
Gabor Szabo - g
Al Stinson - b
Victor Pantoja & Willie Bobo - lat perc
Recorded in New York City ; August 26 [# 3 & 7] & August 27 [other selections], 1965
[# 9-18]
Chico Hamilton - dr
Clark Terry - tp [# 9, 11, 12 & 15]
Jimmy Cheatham - tb [# 9, 11, 12 & 15]
Charlie Mariano - as
Jerome Richardson - fl & alt fl
Danny Bank - pic [# 9, 11, 12 & 15]
Gabor Szabo - g
Richard Davis - b [# 9, 11, 12 & 15]
Ron Carter - b [other selections]
Victor Pantoja & Willie Bobo - lat perc
Recorded at Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; May 2 [# 10, 13, 14, 16-18] & May 5 [# 9, 11, 12 & 15], 1966

17 comments:

LaroSwing said...

Thank you very much for this one!

Le Porc Rouge said...

A most welcome upgrade of "Further Adventures...". Many thanks Mel!

Orbyt said...

Yes, this is fantistic! Mille mercis Mel!

marcusr said...

Merci beaucoup pour cette disque fantastique!
(Очень надеюсь, что написал правильно:)).

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Mel

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

Alvinho said...

Thanks. Much appreciated upgrade.

Blue Eyes said...

Chicolipopette! great album with latin percu, terrific version of "Stella by Starlight"! thank you Mel!

grumpy said...

Welcome upgrade of a wonderful album. Thank you.

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks for all Melanchthon! My life is much better with Sic vos non vobis. It's true!!

Chris said...

Thanks Mel I didn't pick this one up before.

adakun said...

Uff!! suena de maravilla. Hacia ya tiempo que no escuchaba esto, gracias por todos sus esfuerzos.

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post, Melanchthon.
Many thanks.

fcapeau said...

Chico's explorations were always interesting and powerful; particularly this one. Watanabe and Szabo are splendid .... many thanks, Mel, for this beautiful post.

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deGallo said...

Thank you.

moha said...

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