Tag Archives: Chico Hamilton

Between Beginner and Buddy Rich

SKF NOTE: This 1958 photo of Chico Hamilton brings back memories of a turning point in my learning to be a jazz drummer. The first two jazz drummers I noticed, who really grabbed my attention, were Gene Krupa and Buddy … Continue reading

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Remembering Chico Hamilton’s Innovations

SKF NOTE: I came upon drummer Chico Hamilton by accident. Somewhere, many, many years ago, I picked up a Gerry Mulligan-Chet Baker Quartet album on the Pacific Jazz label. I’m sure I had read in at least one of many … Continue reading

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Remembering Chico Hamilton

SKF NOTE: As with many other drummers, I was hooked on Chico Hamilton‘s playing from the moment I heard him with the Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet on Walking Shoes. The pianoless quartet used swinging, methodical arrangements. Chico’s drumming, both accompaniment and … Continue reading

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Chico Hamilton: You Remember What a Nickel Was

SKF NOTE: Just finished reading Hannah Rothschild’s biography of her Aunt, “The Baroness: The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild.” Excellent reading about a woman Thelonious “Toot” Monk, Jr. describes as a combination Santa Claus and Mother Theresa for Bebop … Continue reading

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