Sunday, April 30, 2017

Chico Hamilton with Paul Horn

This budget LP (which does not give personnel listings or recording dates) draws its material from three separate sessions led by drummer Chico Hamilton. Hamilton teams up with guitarist Howard Roberts and bassist George Duvivier for two songs, has two others in a trio with guitarist Jim Hall and bassist George Duvivier, and for the final four numbers is heard in the second version of his famous Quintet (the only selections that actually include Paul Horn). The latter selections feature Horn on various reeds (flute, clarinet, tenor, alto and piccolo), cellist Fred Katz (who wrote the four songs), guitarist John Pisano, bassist Carson Smith and Hamilton. Excellent music that deserves to be fully reissued on CD.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Chico Hamilton
Paul Horn


1 Porch Light (Duvivier)  4:01
2 Autumn Landscape (Duvivier)  3:43
3 Uyawda [Uganda ?] (Hamilton, Duvivier)  4:42
4 Lolly Pop (Wiggins, Hamilton)  2:19
5 Pluck It (Katz)  2:58
6 Katz-Up (Smith)  3:51
7 Crazy [Classical] Cats (Katz)  3:01
8 Lord Randall (Katz)  7:32


[# 1 & 2]
Jim Hall - g
George Duvivier - b
Chico Hamilton - dr
Recorded Music Box Theatre, Hollywood, February 8, 1956.
[# 3 & 4]
Howard Roberts - g
George Duvivier - b
Chico Hamilton - dr
Recorded Sound Stage Studio, Hollywood ; October 2, 1954.
[# 5-8]
Paul Horn - picc. fl, cl & as
Fred Katz - cel
John Pisano - g
Carson Smith - b
Chico Hamilton - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; November, 1956


deGallo said...

Thank you. Didn't have the last 4 tracks. Nice!

Pet said...

Yeah, these are from the same Hamilton and Katz albums as the tracks on the previous Hamilton compilation here :)

apf said...

Thank you!

headman said...

Another beauty! Thanks again, Mel for all your wonderful uploads.

estravagario said...

Thank you !

Paul Brigg said...

Thanks -- this compilation and the other one put together = the two original albums in full!

Newlyner said...

Always nice to get some more Paul Horn. Many thanks for sharing.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

FatVonFree said...

i am on a mac and using unarchiver and sometimes it says it cant open them...any other programs do you recommend?? stuffit wont work sometimes either....

chemuski said...

Superb !!... Ty Melanchthon !

Blue Eyes said...

Many thanks Mel for the re-up!

@FatVonFree: try 7zX :

neil said...

A nice adjunct to CLP 5341 (The Great Chico Hamilton featuring Paul Horn); many thanks, mel...

jazzfan1 said...

Please re-up when time allows. And thanks for all your work.

Kovina Kris said...

FYI - Expired files here.

Melanchthon said...

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Historicus said...

merci beaucoup!

musician3 said...

EXCELLENT.......................THANK YOU FOR ALL

abe said...

One of the first records I had. Still have it. But nice to have a digital file to bring back my youth.

Jazz Padd said...

Interesting compilation for guitar lovers, with Hall, Roberts and Pisano. Thanks!

Kovina Kris said...

Chico Hamilton is an amazing jazz musician. I appreciate getting this one that I don't have. Thank you Mel and thank you for re-posting this!