Monday, December 19, 2016

Chico Hamilton Quintet Live at “the Strollers”

These 1955 performances by the original Chico Hamilton Quintet were recorded live during their first and successful engagement at Harry Rubin’s Strollers, a nightclub in Long Beach, California. Listening to them, we can appreciate the high spirit of the group in its formative period, exploring and developing new sounds through the free interplay of its five talented members. The quintet soon acquired a local following, which grew rapidly when radio station KFOX — through Sleepy Stein’s popular jazz program — began a series of live broadcasts from the club. The gig at The Strollers was due to last for two weeks, but stretched into eight months, giving the Quintet a residency which allowed them to settle in and grow.

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/live_at_othe_strollerso_-_deluxe_digipack_edition-cd-4905.html

Chico Hamilton
Quintet
Live at “the Strollers”

Tracks

1 I Want to Be Happy (Caesar, Youmans)  2:15
2 Spectacular (Hall)  5:18
3 Free Form [Improvisation]  5:06
4 Walking Carson Blues (Trad.)  6:16
5 Buddy Boo (Collette)  5:23
6 Caravan (Ellington, Mills, Tizol)  6:09
7 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans)  5:39
8 Fast Flute (Collette, Hamilton)  6:04
9 Change It (Collette)  2:41
10 Cute Little Deal (Jones)  3:01
11 A Mood (Katz)  3:57
12 This Is Your Day (Collette)  3:58
13 I'll Keep Loving You (Powell)  2:20
14 Crazy Rhythm (Caesar, Kahn, Meyer)  4:17
15 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  2:45

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

Recorded Live at The Strollers Club, Long Beach, California ; August 4 [# 1-5] & November 11, 1955 [# 6-15]

33 comments:

moha said...

what an unexpected gift! Thank you Mel!

Luis said...

Thank you Melanchthon. Nice addition to your great blog.

Orbyt said...

Great post Mel, thank you!

Otis Foster said...

Very nice - thanks mel.

Blue Eyes said...

Great post Mel and great sessions, highly recommended !

Kovina Kris said...

Very cool to have this. Thank you very much!

the jazzman said...

Nice. Thanks.

rubberduck said...

Thanks for this great post, Mel.

Kneigh said...

Thanx very much for this post, Mel!! I'd been wondering where the 'bonus' tracks came from on the 'Complete Studio Recordings' LoneHill release, and now I know. Obviously, they aren't Studio!!

I have the Mosaic set of P.J. Hamilton, and, of course, it's great too. Again, many thanx for a superb site, sir!!

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks, Melanchton. I pass all the day with your jazz!

CrunchyFrog said...

thanks for the great Chico Hamilton!

hieutn1979 said...

May I ask for the password. I can't download the password file from rapidshare. Many thanks.

deGallo said...

Thank you. Great post!

Lexman said...

Thanks a lot great stuff!!

hugo z said...

great!!!

Thinktoomuch said...

The content of the rar-file seems to be corrupted. Can this one be re-uploaded?

Melanchthon said...

@Thinktoomuch
With Rapidshare ? File works fine for me... Try with "baruch" for pass...

wcpaeb said...

I tried many times to extract the file but kept getting error message saying, wrong password?
Thanks Thinktoomuch for bringing the problem to Mel's attention and thanks Mel for checking the file and mentioning the correct password.
I look forward to listening to this recording.
Thanks Mel for sharing it.

Thinktoomuch said...

@Mel: thanks for your help here.

inamist said...

merci.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!

karelio said...

Could you please reup this jewel..? Thank you!

Melanchthon said...

http://www96.zippyshare.com/v/Gq0Icvg1/file.html
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musician3 said...

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

cvllos said...

A wonderful Christmas gift! Many thanks and a Merry Noel to you and your family!

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Daver88 said...

Many thanks Mel

Mike Chinaski said...

thanx!

The Jackal said...

Mel,

Jim Hall,...... what a strong uniting jazz man.
What a life ! he played with so many strong figures, cross genre cross cultural.
Seminal guitar

Carlos Tibau said...

THANKS MEL

roberth said...

mel,
thank u so much for this one. never even seen it before.
robert

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Olde Edo said...

Nice discovery! Thank you.