Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Buddy Collette & Chico Hamilton - Modern Afro-American Jazz

This set, presented by disc jockey Sleepy Stein but actually led by multireedist Buddy Collette, slightly predates the Chico Hamilton Quintet and hints strongly at that chamber jazz group. Comprised of Collette, drummer Chico Hamilton, trumpeter John Anderson, pianist Gerald Wiggins, guitarist Jimmy Hall and bassist Curtis Counce — if one substitutes cellist Fred Katz for Anderson and Wiggins and changes the bassist, the result is the Chico Hamilton Quintet of 1955. The music is mostly group originals (five by Collette) and is an excellent example of cool jazz. V.S.O.P. has reissued this worthy recording from the obscure DIG label on CD.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kzfyxqtgldfe

Buddy Collette
Chico Hamilton
Modern Afro-American Jazz


1 Green Dream (Collette)  4:28
2 It's You (Collette)  2:27
3 A Walk on the Veldt (Collette)  3:23
4 How Long Has This Been Going On ? (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:14
5 The Blindfold Test (Anderson)  6:50
6 Jungle Pogo Stick (Collette)  2:44
7 Tanganyika (Collette)  4:57
8 Wagnervous (Hamilton, Wiggins)  4:42
9 And So Is Love (Anderson)  2:43
10 Coming Back for More (Otis)  6:28


Buddy Collette - rds
John Anderson - tp
Gerald Wiggins - p
Jim Hall - g
Curtis Counce - b
Chico Hamilton - dr

Recorded at Capital Records Studios, Hollywood, California ; October 11, 1956


Otis Foster said...

I think the 2d link is http://rapidshare.com/files/320632300/Buddy_Collette_-_Tanganyika2.7z

Thanks for this interesting album Mel

Orbyt said...

Mel, this is quite a beautiful album, one of my favourite Collettes and highly recommended.

@UBU...great post as well. Those Fresh Sound discs are classics, too, so good I couldn't choose one over the other.

Three fantastic Collettes!

Daver88 said...


Thanks Mel - I'm a big fan of Chico Hamilton/Collette & this is a wonderful atmospheric album.

Pernath said...

Love Buddy Collette! Thanks Mel!

El Tortuga said...

thank you!

glinka21 said...

Thanks very much, Mel.

xxx said...

Mate! THANK YOU! for re-uploading
all these posts!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

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Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

steve said...

Thanks Mel. This looks choice!

Historicus said...

Many thanks ...

Mike said...

What a cover! Thanks for this.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel.

Jorge Lardone said...

Muchas gracias!

Pee said...

This sounds cool and I like Curtis Counce, so I'll check it. Thanks!

Sitarswami said...

Would you please re-up this one. Thanks.

Melanchthon said...


Kovina Kris said...

Always ready for some more Chico Hamilton and what a great lineup here. Thank you Mel!

DEEP said...


sitarswami said...

Thanks, this is wonderful. I especially like the Green Dream & title track.