Chico Hamilton – Mr. Chic Man

This day (November 26, 2013), in Manhattan, died Chico Hamilton, an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

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Wikipedia : This day (November 26, 2013), in Manhattan, died Chico Hamilton, an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

@Drummerworld : Such up-and-coming musicians as Larry Coryell (1966), Steve Potts (1967), Arthur Blythe, Steve Turre (on bass, surprisingly), and Eric Person (who played in Hamilton’s ’90s group Euphoria) were among the younger players he helped discover.

@allmusic : Chico Hamilton, a subtle and creative drummer, will probably always be better known for the series of quintets that he led during 1955-1965 and for his ability as a talent scout than for his fine drumming.

@last.fm : Chicos impact upon jazz includes the introduction of two unique and distinct sounds: first in 1955 with his Original Quintet which combined the sounds of his drums, the bass of Carson Smith, the guitar of Jim Hall, the cello of Fred Katz, and the flute of Buddy Collette; and the second in 1962 with his own drums, the bass of Albert Stinson, the guitar of Gabor Szabo, the tenor sax of Charles Lloyd, and the trombone of George Bohanon.

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