Chico Hamilton: Revelation - JazzWax

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October 10, 2011


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Joel lewis

It is a great mystery conecerning hamilton's lack of recognition. I think the albums with he did with Dolphy & especially Charles Llyod are terrifically intersting, featuring good writing and advanced thinking about th concept of a jazz ensemble. I suppose his years when he was mostly doing soundtracks for commercials (though Arnie lawrence & Steve Swallow were working with him) & his string of not very interesting commercial albums for the 70s version of Blue Note didn't help his rep. There is a need for a restrospective collection, or, at least, someone collect his recordings with Dolphy. In addition to his recent recordings, he also did a string of very fine albums with Soul Note (including a very imaginative tribute To Dolphy)

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