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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Jazz Milestones Series - Chico Hamilton

Jazz Milestone Series
Chico Hamilton
Pacific Jazz ST-20108
A Product Of Liberty Records

From Billboard - October 29, 1966: Chico Hamilton's cool and detached approach to jazz may not be everyone's cup of tea, but for the aficionado, drummer Hamilton ranks with the best. Both Buddy Collette and Paul Horn on tenor and alto sax respectively, make their substantial contributions.

Detached? I'm not sure what the Billboard reviewer is referring to. I experienced a subtle richness and depth when listening to this period jazz/pop/mood blend, a set that features good variation to the arrangements which helps keep your ear glued to the music. Good stuff!

Alto Saxophone – Eric Dolphy (tracks: A3, B2), Paul Horn (tracks: A2, A5, A6, B4)
Bass – Carson Smith (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A5, B1, B3 to B5), Hal Gaylor (tracks: A3, B2)
Cello – Fred Katz (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A5, B1,B3 to B5), Nate Gershman (tracks: A3, B2)
Drums – Chico Hamilton
Flute – Buddy Collette (tracks: B5), Paul Horn (tracks: B1)
Guitar – Jim Hall (tracks: A1, B3 to B5), John Pisano (tracks: A2 to A5, B1, B2)
Producer – Richard Bock
Tenor Saxophone – Buddy Collette (tracks: A1, B3, B4)

In A Sentimental Mood
Soft Winds
I Know
Satin Doll
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Taking A Chance On Love
Take The "A" Train

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