It's About Time!
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||Cary||Chico Hamilton||5:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Autumn in New York||Chico Hamilton||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What If||Chico Hamilton||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tone Poem in D||Chico Hamilton||1:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Nod to Gabor||Chico Hamilton||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Paul||Chico Hamilton||4:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||6/8 for C.H.||Chico Hamilton||5:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Nuttye (for Jimmy)||Chico Hamilton||2:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Octogenarian drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton decided to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of his album as a leader (a 10" disc for Pacific Jazz featuring guitarist Howard Roberts and bassist George Duvivier) by returning to a similar format with his current trio, guitarist Cary DeNigris and electric bassist Paul Ramsey, both of whom have worked with Hamilton for years. While only one song is reprised from the 1955 record (the late Jimmy Cheatham's "Nuttye"), the musicians come up with a number of memorable performances. Hamilton's mallet vamp on the tom-toms gives the standard "Autumn in New York" an exotic, somewhat ominous flavor. Hamilton's "Nod to Gabor" salutes his former guitarist of the 1960s, the flamboyant "Gabor Szabo." Hamilton introduces the intricate "Nuttye" alone, then the guitarists join him for this turbulent bop vehicle. While the timing of this EP CD is a little short at under 29 minutes (probably to simulate the length of the early 10" records), this release represents a jazz master who is still very much at the top of his game during his golden years.
Born: September 21, 1921 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s