Interview: Chico Hamilton (Part 2) - JazzWax

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March 03, 2009


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Ed Leimbacher

Hamilton's a perfect example of East Coast disparagement of West Coast players. He had the skills and luck to form excellent groups in the Fifties and Sixties (the cello thing that actually introduced Dolphy, and the later combo with Lloyd and Szabo), and otherwise... a neglected, largely forgotten man. I hope it's only my own ignorance, but whichever, I really look forward to reading the rest of his long life's story.

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