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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Chico Hamilton (drums)

MINIMAL BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic jazz drummer and percussionist, Chico Hamilton was born Foreststorn Hamilton in September 20th, 1921 in Los Angeles.

He played in many great jazz bands, such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Charlie Barnet or Lionel Hampton (see the list below). He also played lots of sessions for the Paramount studios, as well as playing (and composing) many soundtracks.

Chico Hamilton appears in the movies You´ll never get rich (1941) and Road to ball.

Chico passed away on November 26th, 2013 in Manhattan, New York. He was 92.

I haven´t enough info to list all the band lineups he has commanded for 40 years, so I just include the info I know. Any help with additional info would be very welcomed.


GERRY MULLIGAN GROUP


Around 1952, Gerry Mulligan assembled this fantastic group:

GERRY MULLIGAN GROUP #?
1952
Gerry Mulligan
sax
Bob Whitlock
bass
Chet Baker
trumpet

This was the Gerry Mulligan Quartet in November and December 1954:

GERRY MULLIGAN GROUP #?
1954
Gerry Mulligan
sax
Red Mitchell
bass
Jon Eardley
trumpet


CHICO HAMILTON GROUP


This was the original Chico Hamilton Quintet, formed in 1955:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #1
1955
Jim Hall
guitar
Jim Aton
bass
Buddy Collette
flute
Fred Katz
cello

This was the second Chico Hamilton Quintet still in 1955, now with Carson Smith on bass:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #2
1955
Jim Hall
guitar
Carson Smith
bass
Buddy Collette
flute
Fred Katz
cello

Chico Hamilton also played as a trio, probably around 1956:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
?
Howard Roberts
guitar
George Duvivier
bass

This was the Chico Hamilton Quintet that performed at Newport Jazz Festival in July 1958:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
1958
John Pisano
guitar
Hal Gaylor
bass
Eric Dolphy
clarinet, flute
Nathan Gershman
cello

This was an incarnation of the Chico Hamilton Quartet, but don´t know the period:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
?
Curtis Counce
bass
Hampton Hawes
keyboards
Wardell Gray
sax

This was the Chico Hamilton Quintet around July 1973:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
1973
Barry Finnerty
guitar
Mike Richmond
bass
Alex Foster
sax
Arnie Lawrence
sax

In 1975, Chico Hamilton formed a new band, called Players, with these musicians:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
1975
Barry Finnerty
guitar
Arthur Blythe
sax
Steve Turre
trombone
Abdullah

This was the Chico Hamilton Quintet in July 1980:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
1980
Kathy Adair
vocals
Jean-Paul Bourelly
guitar
Michael Santiago
guitar
Paul Ramsey
bass
George King Jr
sax

In 1987, Chico Hamilton formed another combo, called Euphoria:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
1987
Cary DeNigris
guitar
Reggie Washington
bass
Eric Person
sax

This was the Chico Hamilton Quintet around July 1989, featuring most of their original members:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
1989
John Pisano
guitar
Carson Smith
bass
Buddy Collette
flute
Fred Katz
cello

This was the Chico Hamilton Trio in 1994:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
1994
Cary DeNigris
guitar
Matt Garrison
bass

This was the Chico Hamilton Quartet still in 1994, with Eric Person added on sax:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
1994
Cary DeNigris
guitar
Matt Garrison
bass
Eric Person
sax

This was Chico Hamilton band Euphoria in 2013:

CHICO HAMILTON GROUP #?
2013
Nick Demopolous
guitar
Paul Ramsey
bass
Mayu Saeki
flute
Evan Schwam
flute, sax
Jeremy Carlstedt
drums, percussion


   BANDS AND SELECTED RECORDINGS:

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Charlie Barnet Group   
Other info on members of Charlie Barnet Group (I know up to 29 members)
Already covered (1):Bud Shank
To be covered (21):Danny Bank, Eddie Bert, Ralph Burns, Conte Candoli, Helen Carr, Buddy De Franco, Rolf Ericson, Maynard Ferguson, John Howell, Chubby Jackson, Barney Kessel, Bobby Lamb, Hal McKusick, Ollie Mitchell, Sammy Nestico, Oscar Pettiford, Eddie Safranski, Sol Schlinger, Doc Severinsen, Ray Wetzel, Claude Williamson
Not enough info (6):Charlie Barnet, Porky Cohen, Peanuts Holland, Lena Horne, Dodo Marmarosa, Kay Starr
Count Basie Orchestra   
Other info on members of Count Basie Orchestra (I know up to 181 members)
Already covered (3):Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Foster, Snooky Young
To be covered (177):Albert Aarons, Pepper Adams, Harold Ashby, Clarence Banks, William ´Scotty´ Barnhart, Count Basie, Lin Biviano, Richard Boone, Manny Boyd, Carmen Bradford, Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Roy Burrowes, Don Byas, George Caldwell, Paul Campbell, Tee Carson, Ace Carter, Buddy Catlett, Henderson Chambers, Jimmy Chappell, Buck Clayton, John Clayton, Gene Coe, Tony Coe,... up to 177 musicians.
Chico Hamilton Group  59 RECORDINGS:
  • The Chico Hamilton Trio - The Chico Hamilton Trio (1955)

  • Spectacular! - The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1955)

  • Chico Hamilton Quintet - Chico Hamilton (1956)

  • The Chico Hamilton Trio - The Chico Hamilton Trio (1956)

  • In Hi Fi - Chico Hamilton Quintet (1956)

  • Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Buddy Collette - Chico Hamilton Quintet (1957)

  • Sweet smell of success OST - Chico Hamilton Quintet - Elmer Bernstein (1957)

    • Members: Paul Horn, John Pisano, Carson Smith (RIP: Elmer Bernstein, Chico Hamilton + Fred Katz)
    • Guests: (RIP: Jack Hayes)
  • Zen - the music of Fred Katz - Chico Hamilton (1957)

    • Members: Paul Horn, John Pisano, Carson Smith (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Herbie Harper, Harry Klee
    • Comments: Recorded in November 1956.
  • South Pacific in hi-fi - Chico Hamilton (1958)

  • Introducing Freddie Gambrell - Chico Hamilton (1958)

  • Ellington suite - Chico Hamilton (1959)

  • With strings attached - The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1959)

    • Members: Dennis Budimir, Nathan Gershman (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Eric Dolphy, Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Wyatt Ruther
    • Comments: Recorded in 1959.
  • Gongs east! - The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1959)

    • Members: Dennis Budimir, Nathan Gershman (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Eric Dolphy)
    • Guests: Wyatt Ruther
    • Technical: Robert Vosgien
  • Three faces of Chico - Chico Hamilton (February 1959)

    • Members: Dennis Budimir, Nathan Gershman (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Eric Dolphy)
    • Guests: Wyatt Ruther
  • That Hamilton man - Chico Hamilton (May 1959)

  • Afternoon of a breeze - Chico Hamilton (1961)

  • The Chico Hamilton special - Chico Hamilton (1961)

  • Transfusion - The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1962)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Charles Lloyd, Albert Stinson (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Gabor Szabo)
  • Drumfusion - The New Dynamic Chico Hamilton Quintet (February 1962)

    • Members: Garnett Brown, Charles Lloyd, Albert Stinson (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Gabor Szabo)
  • A Different journey - The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1963)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Charles Lloyd, Albert Stinson (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Gabor Szabo)
  • With Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton (1963)

  • Passin´ thru - Chico Hamilton (1963)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Charles Lloyd, Albert Stinson (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Gabor Szabo)
  • Man from two worlds - Chico Hamilton (1964)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Charles Lloyd, Albert Stinson (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Gabor Szabo)
    • Producer: Michael Cuscuna, Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
    • Comments: CD reissue contains the tracks from this same album plus 4 others taken from the Passin´ thru album as bonus tracks.
  • Chic Chic Chico - Chico Hamilton (1965)

    • Members: Charles Lloyd, Albert Stinson (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Gabor Szabo)
    • Guests: (RIP: Willie Bobo)
  • The Further adventures of El Chico - Chico Hamilton (1966)

  • El Chico - Chico Hamilton (1966)

    • Members: Albert Stinson, Sadao Watanabe (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Gabor Szabo)
    • Guests: Victor Pantoja (RIP: Willie Bobo)
  • Chico Hamilton - His greatest hits - Chico Hamilton (1967)

  • The Dealer - Chico Hamilton (1967)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Larry Coryell, Charles Lloyd, Albert Stinson (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Arnie Lawrence, Gabor Szabo)
    • Guests: Richard Davis, Ernie Hayes (RIP: Willie Bobo)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Thiele)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
    • Comments: CD reissue from 1999 contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • The Gamut - Chico Hamilton (1968)

    • Members: Steve Potts (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: (RIP: Danny Bank, Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman)
  • The Head hunters - Chico Hamilton (1969)

    • Members: Steve Potts (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: (RIP: Eric Gale, Ray Nance)
  • El Exigente - Chico Hamilton (1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Arnie Lawrence)
    • Guests: Bob Mann, Steve Swallow
  • Chico the master - Chico Hamilton (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton, Kenny Gradney, Bill Payne (RIP: Jerry Aiello, Lowell George)
    • Comments: Album recorded with Little Feat.
  • Peregrinations - Chico Hamilton (1975)

    • Members: Abdullah, Arthur Blythe, Barry Finnerty, Steve Turre (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Arnie Lawrence)
    • Guests: Jerry Peters, Julia Tillman Waters, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: Joe Beck)
  • Catwalk - Chico Hamilton (1976)

    • Members: Arthur Blythe, Michael Santiago (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Marvin Horne
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig
  • Chico Hamilton and the players - Chico Hamilton (1976)

    • Members: Abdullah, Arthur Blythe, Rodney Jones, Steve Turre (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
  • Reaching for the top - Chico Hamilton (1979)

  • Nomad - Chico Hamilton (1980)

    • Members: (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Kenny Gradney
    • Producer: Wayne Henderson
    • Technical: Bernie Grundman
  • May 18th and 20th 1959 - Chico Hamilton (1982)

  • Going East - Chico Hamilton (1988)

  • Reunion - The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet (1989)

    • Members: John Pisano, Carson Smith (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Buddy Collette, Fred Katz)
    • Technical: Gennaro Carone
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1989.
  • Euphoria - Chico Hamilton (1989)

    • Members: Cary DeNigris, Eric Person, Reggie Washington (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
  • My Panamanian friend - Chico Hamilton And Euphoria (1992)

    • Members: Cary DeNigris, Eric Person (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Kenny Davis
    • Technical: Gennaro Carone, David Merrill
  • Trio! - Chico Hamilton (1992)

    • Members: Cary DeNigris, Eric Person (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Technical: Gennaro Carone, David Merrill
  • My Panamanian friend - Chico Hamilton & Euphoria (1994)

  • Dancing to a different drummer - Chico Hamilton (1995)

    • Members: (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Technical: Gennaro Carone, David Merrill, Joe Randazzo
  • The Complete Pacific Jazz recordings - The Chico Hamilton Quintet (1997)

    • Members: Nathan Gershman, Paul Horn, John Pisano (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Buddy Collette, Eric Dolphy, Jim Hall, Fred Katz)
    • Comments: 6CD compilation of recordings from Chico Hamilton Quintet during 1955 and 1956, some of them live.
  • Timely - Chico Hamilton (October 1999)

    • Members: Cary DeNigris, Eric Person, Paul Ramsey (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
  • The Original Ellington suite - Chico Hamilton Quintet (August 2000)

    • Members: Hal Gaylor, Nathan Gershman, John Pisano (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Eric Dolphy)
    • Producer: Richard Bock, Michael Cuscuna
    • Comments: Originally recorded in August 1958, these sessions remained unreleased until 2000.
  • Foreststorn - Chico Hamilton (June 2001)

    • Members: Arthur Blythe, Cary DeNigris, Eric Person, Paul Ramsey, Evan Schwam, Steve Turre (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Charlie Watts
    • Producer: David Merrill
  • Thoughts of... - Chico Hamilton (September 2002)

    • Members: Larry Coryell, Cary DeNigris, Rodney Jones, Paul Ramsey, Evan Schwam (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Beck)
    • Technical: David Merrill
  • 6th Avenue romp - Chico Hamilton (2006)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Jeremy Carlstedt, Cary DeNigris, Paul Ramsey, Evan Schwam (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Rob Burger, Jon Faddis, Jaimoe Jai Johanson
  • Believe - Chico Hamilton (2006)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Jeremy Carlstedt, Cary DeNigris, Paul Ramsey, Evan Schwam (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: (RIP: Fontella Bass)
  • Heritage - Chico Hamilton (2006)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Cary DeNigris, Evan Schwam (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Producer: Jeremy Carlstedt
  • Juniflip - Chico Hamilton (2006)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Jeremy Carlstedt, Cary DeNigris, Paul Ramsey, Evan Schwam (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Bob Klose (RIP: Arthur Lee)
  • The Alternative dimensions of El Chico - Chico Hamilton (2007)

  • Classical Katz - The Chico Hamilton Quintet & Fred Katz (August 2007)

  • Live at Artpark - Chico Hamilton Trio! (2008) (LIVE)

    • Members: Cary DeNigris, Matt Garrison (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Technical: David Merrill
    • Comments: Live concert recorded in 1994 in the trio format.
  • It´s about time! (EP) - Chico Hamilton (April 2008)

  • Twelve tones of love - Chico Hamilton (April 2009)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Jeremy Carlstedt, Cary DeNigris, Jackie Kelso, Paul Ramsey, Evan Schwam (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    5 COMPILATIONS:
  • Easy livin´ - Chico Hamilton (1969)

  • His great hits - Chico Hamilton (1971)

  • Best of - Chico Hamilton (1975)

  • That´s jazz - Chico Hamilton (1976)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Dennis Budimir, Nathan Gershman, Charles Lloyd, Albert Stinson (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Eric Dolphy, Gabor Szabo)
    • Guests: Wyatt Ruther
  • Hamiltonia - Chico Hamilton (September 2007)

    • Members: George Bohanon, Jeremy Carlstedt, Cary DeNigris, Matt Garrison, Evan Schwam (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: (RIP: Fontella Bass, Hale Smith)
    • Technical: David Merrill
    Other info on members of Chico Hamilton Group (I know up to 57 members)
    Already covered (2):Jim Hall, Fred Katz
    To be covered (54):Abdullah, John Abercrombie, Kathy Adair, Jim Aton, Arthur Blythe, George Bohanon, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Garnett Brown, Dennis Budimir, Jeremy Carlstedt, Thomas Chapin, Buddy Collette, Marc Copland, Larry Coryell, Curtis Counce, Nick Demopoulos, Cary DeNigris, Eric Dolphy, George Duvivier, Barry Finnerty, Alex Foster, Matt Garrison, Hal Gaylor, Nathan Gershman, Dexter Gordon,... up to 54 musicians.
    Lionel Hampton Group   
    Other info on members of Lionel Hampton Group (I know up to 85 members)
    Already covered (3):Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Snooky Young
    To be covered (50):Cat Anderson, Benny Bailey, Eddie Bert, Clifford Brown, Garnett Brown, Thomas Chapin, Jimmy Cleveland, Buster Cooper, Wendell Culley, Wallace Davenport, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson, Kenny Dorham, George Duvivier, Jon Faddis, Art Farmer, Carl Fontana, Charlie Fowlkes, Curtis Fuller, Dexter Gordon, Al Grey, Johnny Griffin, Gigi Gryce, Cleave Guyton, Lionel Hampton,... up to 50 musicians.
    Not enough info (31):Tony Barrero, Ellis Barti, Gil Bernal, Kenneth Bolds, Tina Brooks, Milt Buckner, Lawrence Burgan, Arnett Cobb, George Dorsey, Ray Draper, Oscar Estelle, Curley Hamner, Al Hayse, John Jackson, George Jenkins, Ben Kynard, Steve Little, Billy Mackel, Charles McLinden, Anthony Ortega, Jackie Paris, Sonny Parker, Ed Pazant, Bu Pleasant, Clifford Scott,... up to 31 musicians.
    Billie Holiday Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Voice of jazz - Billie Holiday ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Billie Holiday + Chico Hamilton, Tony Scott)
    • Guests: (RIP: Billy Bauer, Red Callender, Cozy Cole, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Leonard Gaskin, Budd Johnson, Barney Kessel, Charlie Shavers, Willie Smith)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Complete Verve studio master takes - Billie Holiday (December 2005)

    • Members: Freddie Green, Gus Johnson (RIP: Billie Holiday + Benny Carter, Chico Hamilton, Joe Newman, Tony Scott)
    • Guests: Joe Benjamin, Kenny Burrell, Romeo Penque, Janet Putnam, Gene Quill, Alvin Stoller, Joe Wilder (RIP: Danny Bank, Billy Bauer, Aaron Bell, Ray Brown, Larry Bunker, Billy Byers, Red Callender, Jimmy Cleveland, Al Cohn, Cozy Cole, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Herb Ellis, Ray Ellis, Barry Galbraith, Leonard Gaskin, Milt Hinton, Budd Johnson, Osie Johnson, Hank Jones, Wynton Kelly, Barney Kessel, Red Mitchell, Joe Mondragon, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Paul Quinichette, Jimmy Rowles, Ed Shaughnessy, Charlie Shavers, Billy Taylor, Ben Webster)
    • Producer: (RIP: Norman Granz)
    • Technical: Bob Irwin
    Other info on members of Billie Holiday Group (I know up to 28 members)
    Already covered (1):Frank Foster
    To be covered (22):Dick Berk, Benny Carter, Henry Coker, Wendell Culley, Buddy De Franco, Charlie Fowlkes, Freddie Green, Billie Holiday, Bill Hughes, Gus Johnson, Eddie Jones, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Don Rendell, Marshall Royal, Tony Scott, Mal Waldron, Frank Wess, Ernie Wilkins
    Not enough info (4):Carl Drinkard, Sanford Gold, Eddie Kahn, Joe Springer
    Lena Horne Group   
    Other info on members of Lena Horne Group (I know up to 12 members)
    Already covered (1):Fred Katz
    To be covered (7):Ben Brown, Charlie Drayton, George Duvivier, Donald Harrison, Rodney Jones, Terry Trotter, Gerald Wiggins
    Not enough info (3):Lena Horne, Mike Renzi, Akira Tana
    Gerry Mulligan Group  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Gerry Mulligan Quartet / Chubby Jackson Big Band - Gerry Mulligan Quartet / Chubby Jackson Big Band (1953)

    • Members: Don Ferrara, Al Porcino, Carson Smith (RIP: Chubby Jackson, Gerry Mulligan + Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton, J J Johnson, Don Lamond, Zoot Sims)
    • Guests: Tony Aless (RIP: Georgie Auld, Howard McGhee, Kai Winding)
  • California concerts - Gerry Mulligan (1954) (LIVE)

    • Members: Jon Eardley (RIP: Gerry Mulligan + Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Chico Hamilton, Red Mitchell, Zoot Sims)
    • Producer: Richard Bock
    • Comments: Recorded live in 2 concerts in November and December 1954. This album was later reissued on CD as two different albums, with many additional tracks.
  • Mulligan in the main - The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1992) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Gerry Mulligan + Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Hal Gaylor, Nathan Gershman, Urbie Green, John Pisano (RIP: Eric Dolphy, Marian McPartland, Sal Salvador, Sonny Stitt, Dinah Washington)
    • Comments: Live recording at the Newport Festival in July 1958, also featuring The Marian McPartland Trio, The Chico Hamilton Quintet (my guess: featuring John Pisano, Hal Gaylor, Eric Dolphy and Nathan Gershman), The Sonny Stitt-Sal Salvador Quintet and Urbie Green with Dinah Washington.
  • Live in California! - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (2006) (LIVE)

    • Members: Jon Eardley, Carson Smith (RIP: Gerry Mulligan + Chet Baker, Larry Bunker, Chico Hamilton, Red Mitchell)
    • Comments: Recorded live with different band configurations and years (1953 and 1954).
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Young Mulligan - Gerry Mulligan ( - )

    • Members: Don Ferrara, Lee Konitz, Carson Smith, Bob Whitlock (RIP: Gerry Mulligan + Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton, Zoot Sims, Nick Travis)
    • Guests: Tony Aless, Bob Ascher, Bill Barber, Junior Collins, Mickey Folus, Kenny Hagood, Al Haig, Roy Haynes, Phil Leshin, Louis Mucci, Al Porcino, Gunther Schuller, Joe Shulman, Sandy Siegelstein, Alvin Stoller (RIP: Georgie Auld, Walter Bolden, Billy Byers, Miles Davis, Joe Derise, Allen Eager, Don Fagerquist, Barry Galbraith, Neal Hefti, J J Johnson, Gene Krupa, Don Lamond, John Lewis, Howard McGhee, Al McKibbon, Joe Mondragon, Brew Moore, Teddy Napoleon, Max Roach, Red Rodney, Gene Roland, Jimmy Rowles, Claude Thornhill, Phil Urso, Charlie Ventura, Kai Winding)
    • Comments: Compilation also including tracks by different artists (such as Gene Krupa, Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Kai Winding, Elliot Lawrence, Georgie Auld or Chubby Jackson) and featuring Gerry Mulligan.
  • Legacy - Gerry Mulligan ( - )

    • Members: Gene Allen, Wayne Andre, Dave Bailey, Bill Crow, Jon Eardley, Don Ferrara, Lee Konitz, Dick Meldonian, Gene Quill, Alan Raph, Clark Terry, Ron Vincent, Bob Whitlock, Phil Woods (RIP: Gerry Mulligan + Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer, Al Cohn, Chico Hamilton, Mel Lewis, Bud Shank, Zoot Sims, Nick Travis)
    • Guests: Patti Austin, Bill Barber, Dave Bargeron, Arnold Belnick, John Clark, Junior Collins, Bob Enevoldsen, Stephen Erdody, Ronald Folsom, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Pamela Goldsmith, Diva Gray, Dave Grusin, Al Haig, Greg Phillinganes, Wallace Roney, Joe Shulman, Neil Stubenhaus, Darryl Tookes (RIP: Miles Davis + Pete Candoli, Gil Evans, John Graas, John Lewis, Joe Mondragon, Max Roach, Kai Winding)
    • Producer: Richard Bock, John Snyder (RIP: Norman Granz, Phil Ramone, Pete Rugolo, Bob Shad)
    Other info on members of Gerry Mulligan Group (I know up to 127 members)
    Already covered (7):Donald Bailey, Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Jim Hall, Hank Jones, Gerry Niewood, Bud Shank
    To be covered (119):Gene Allen, Wayne Andre, Bill Anthony, Dave Aronov, Dave Bailey, Chet Baker, Joe Benjamin, Warren Bernhardt, Pete Bertocini, Tom Boras, Ray Brown, Sam Brown, Dave Brubeck, James Buffington, Kenny Burrell, Bud Burridge, Red Callender, Candido Camero, Conte Candoli, Mike Canubia, Dick Carey, Ron Carter, Rick Chamberlain, Bill Charlap, Buddy Clark,... up to 119 musicians.
    Jimmy Mundy Group   
    Other info on members of Jimmy Mundy Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Jimmy Mundy
    Floyd Ray Group   
    Other info on members of Floyd Ray Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (1):Floyd Ray
    Gerald Wiggins Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Gerald Wiggins & Arnold Ross - Gerald Wiggins & Arnold Ross ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Arnold Ross, Gerald Wiggins + Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Joe Benjamin
    Other info on members of Gerald Wiggins Group (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):Paul Humphrey, Andy Simpkins, Gerald Wiggins
    Not enough info (1):Bob Maize
    Lester Young Group   
    Other info on members of Lester Young Group (I know up to 8 members)
    To be covered (4):Aaron Bell, Roy Haynes, Wynton Kelly, Lester Young
    Not enough info (3):Lee Abrams, Jesse Drakes, Earl Knight

       SOME SESSIONS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Chet Baker Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Pacific Jazz years - Chet Baker ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Chet Baker + Pepper Adams, Bob Brookmeyer, Russ Freeman, Gerry Mulligan, Phil Urso)
    • Guests: Bob Whitlock + Gene Allen, Dave Bailey, Seymour Barab, Jimmy Bond, James Buffington, Curtis Counce, Herb Geller, Henry Grimes, Jimmy Heath, Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Larance Marable, Ron McMaster, Art Pepper, Carson Smith, Bob Tricarico, Claude Williamson (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Milt Bernhart, Monty Budwig, Larry Bunker, Bob Burgess, Conte Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Stan Getz, Bob Gordon, Pete Jolly, Richie Kamuca, Stan Levey, Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Charlie Mariano, Pierre Michelot, Red Mitchell, Joe Mondragon, Bill Perkins, Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Bobby Timmons, Leroy Vinnegar)
    • Producer: Richard Bock, Michael Cuscuna
    Other info on members of Chet Baker Group (I know up to 21 members)
    Already covered (1):Bob Brookmeyer
    To be covered (12):Pepper Adams, Chet Baker, Francy Boland, Philip Catherine, Al Cohn, Russ Freeman, Philly Joe Jones, Kirk Lightsey, Gerry Mulligan, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Phil Urso, Doug Watkins
    Not enough info (8):Bob Carter, Bob De Graaf, Artt Frank, Don Friedman, Elmo Hope, Peter Littman, Doug Raney, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse
    Tony Bennett Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Jazz sides - Tony Bennett (February 2009)

    • Guests: Jimmy Bond, Candido Camero, Bobby Jaspar, Harvey Leonard, John Pisano, Billy Slapin (RIP: Nat Adderley, Art Blakey, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Percy Faith, Chico Hamilton, Neal Hefti, Milt Hinton, Sonny Igoe, Jo Jones, Herbie Mann, Eddie Safranski, Dave Schildkraut, Ed Shaughnessy, Spencer Sinatra, Kai Winding)
    Other info on members of Tony Bennett Group (I know up to 12 members)
    To be covered (5):John Bunch, Harold Jones, Roger Kellaway, Jerome Richardson, Sol Schlinger
    Not enough info (7):Tony Bennett, Billy Exiner, Lee Musiker, Gray Sargent, Claude Thornhill, Marshall Wood, Torrie Zito
    Little Caesar Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Lying woman... goodbye baby - Little Caesar (1983)

    • Members: (RIP: Little Caesar)
    • Guests: Charlie Gordon (RIP: Red Callender, Papa John Creach, Maxwell Davis, Chico Hamilton, Marshall Royal)
    Buddy Collette Orchestra  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Tanganyika - Buddy Collette (1956)

    • Members: (RIP: Buddy Collette + Gerald Wiggins)
    • Guests: Curtis Counce + John Anderson (RIP: Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1956.
  • Star studded cast - Buddy Collette - Chico Hamilton - J.Hall - C.Counce - J.Anderson - G.Wiggins (1959)

  • Other info on members of Buddy Collette Orchestra (I know up to 21 members)
    To be covered (12):Albert Aarons, George Bohanon, Garnett Brown, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Buddy Collette, Jackie Kelso, Earl Palmer, Ann Patterson, Nolan Shaheed, Maurice Spears, Al Viola, Gerald Wiggins
    Not enough info (9):Louise Barringer, Ronald Barrows, Les Benedict, Steven Carr, Wilfred Middlebrooks, Richard Simon, John Stephens, Louis Taylor, Gerald Wilson
    Eric Dolphy Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Hot & cool latin - Eric Dolphy And Friends (1996)

    • Members: Dennis Budimir, Nathan Gershman (RIP: Eric Dolphy + Chico Hamilton)
    • Guests: Wyatt Ruther (RIP: Ralph Pena)
    Other info on members of Eric Dolphy Group (I know up to 33 members)
    To be covered (13):Benny Bailey, Han Bennink, Ed Blackwell, Richard Davis, Eric Dolphy, Herbie Hancock, Bob James, J C Moses, Jamil Nasser, Woody Shaw, Idrees Sulieman, Mal Waldron, Jimmy Woode
    Not enough info (20):Ed Armour, Pepsi Auer, Bent Axen, Edgar Bateman, Ron Brooks, Rune Carlsson, Jorn Elniff, Rony Johansson, Knud Jorgensen, Sture Kallin, Eddie Khan, Kurt Lindgren, Booker Little, Misha Mengelberg, Erik Moseholm, Rune Ofwerman, Bob Pozar, William Schiopffe, Jacques Schols, Buster Smith
    Tal Farlow Group  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Autumn in New York - Tal Farlow ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Tal Farlow + Ray Brown)
    • Guests: (RIP: Chico Hamilton, Gerald Wiggins)
    • Comments: This album was also known as The artistry of Tal Farlow.
  • Artistry of Tal Farlow - Tal Farlow ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Tal Farlow + Ray Brown)
    • Guests: (RIP: Chico Hamilton, Gerald Wiggins)
    Other info on members of Tal Farlow Group (I know up to 8 members)
    Already covered (2):Jake Hanna, Hank Jones
    To be covered (6):Ray Brown, Tal Farlow, Red Mitchell, Red Norvo, Lew Tabackin, Claude Williamson
    Frances Faye Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • I´m wild again - Frances Faye (1955)

    • Members: (RIP: Frances Faye)
    • Guests: Herbie Harper (RIP: Russ Garcia, Chico Hamilton, Al Hendrickson, Red Mitchell, Gerald Wiggins)
    Other info on members of Frances Faye Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Frances Faye
    Stan Getz Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • West Coast jazz - Stan Getz (2009)

    • Members: Bill Crow (RIP: Stan Getz + Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Frank Isola)
    • Guests: Curtis Counce, Jon Eardley, Bob Enevoldsen, Teddy Kotick, Lou Levy, Armando Peraza, Horace Silver, Carson Smith, Bob Whitlock (RIP: Cal Tjader + Chet Baker, Billy Bauer, Monty Budwig, Bob Cooper, Russ Freeman, Chico Hamilton, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Shelly Manne, Warne Marsh, Al McKibbon, Joe Mondragon, Sal Mosca, Marty Paich, Dave Schildkraut, Stu Williamson)
    Other info on members of Stan Getz Group (I know up to 37 members)
    Already covered (3):Bob Brookmeyer, Larry Bunker, Hank Jones
    To be covered (28):Bill Anthony, Kenny Barron, Alex Blake, Joanne Brackeen, Brian Bromberg, Terri Lyne Carrington, Sonny Clark, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Bill Crow, Jack DeJohnette, Eduardo Del Barrio, Ray Drummond, Stan Getz, Danny Gottlieb, Billy Hart, Frank Isola, Andy LaVerne, Victor Lewis, Art Mardigan, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Jimmy Raney, Rufus Reid, Mike Richmond, Ben Riley,... up to 28 musicians.
    Not enough info (6):Jeff Brillinger, Clint Houston, Duke Jordan, Al Levitt, John Williams, Frank Zottoli
    Corky Hale  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Corky Hale - Corky Hale (1956)

  • Corky Hale plays Gershwin and Duke - Corky Hale (1956)

  • Andrew Hill Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Dreams come true - Andrew Hill - Chico Hamilton (2008)

    • Members: (RIP: Chico Hamilton, Andrew Hill)
    • Comments: Recorded in March 1993.
    Other info on members of Andrew Hill Group (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (3):Eric McPherson, Sam Rivers, Greg Tardy
    Not enough info (3):John Hebert, Andrew Hill, Nasheet Waits
    Helen Humes Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Be-baba-leba (1944-52) - Helen Humes (1983)

    • Members: (RIP: Helen Humes)
    • Guests: John Anderson, Charlie Drayton, Jackie Kelso (RIP: Tom Archia, Dave Barbour, Red Callender, Maxwell Davis, Bill Doggett, Leonard Feather, Ernie Freeman, Dexter Gordon, Chico Hamilton, Camille Howard, Roy Milton, Oscar Pettiford, Arnold Ross, Willie Smith, Bobby Stark, Gerald Wiggins, Lester Young, Snooky Young)
    Other info on members of Helen Humes Group (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Helen Humes
    Albert King Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Montreux Festival - Albert - Chico Hamilton - Little Milton King (1974) (LIVE)

    • Members: (RIP: Chico Hamilton, Albert King, Little Milton)
    • Comments: Live album featuring tracks by Albert King (3 tracks), Chico Hamilton (1 track) and Little Milton (2 tracks).
    Other info on members of Albert King Band (I know up to 19 members)
    To be covered (7):Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Albert King, Donald Kinsey, Carl Weathersby, Charlie Wood
    Not enough info (12):Willie James Exon, Norville Hodges, Sam King, Larry Lee, Theotis Morgan, Dion Payton, Roosevelt Pointer, Bill Rennie, Ella Tate, Wilbur Tompson, James Washington, Rick Watson
    John Lewis Big Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Grand encounter - 2º East, 3º West - John Lewis - Percy Heath - Chico Hamilton - Jim Hall - Bill Perkins (1957)

    • Members: (RIP: Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Percy Heath, John Lewis, Bill Perkins)
    • Producer: Richard Bock
    • Comments: Recorded in February 1956. Originally called 2º East, 3º West, it was reissued in 1988 under the new title Grand encounter.
    Other info on members of John Lewis Big Band (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (3):Eddie Bert, John Lewis, Marvin Stamm
    Ken Nordine Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Word jazz - Ken Nordine ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bond, Paul Horn, John Pisano (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1957.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • How are things in your town? - Ken Nordine (1971)

    • Members: (RIP: Fred Katz)
    • Guests: Jimmy Bond, Paul Horn, Richard Marx, John Pisano (RIP: Chico Hamilton)
    • Comments: 2LP compilation with tracks taken from 4 different albums: Word jazz, Son of word jazz, Next word jazz and Word jazz volume two.
    Other info on members of Ken Nordine Group (I know up to 2 members)
    Already covered (1):Fred Katz
    Not enough info (1):Ken Nordine
    Johnny Scott Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Notti di terrore / Repulsione OST - John Scott - Chico Hamilton ( - )

  • Gabor Szabo Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Spellbinder - Gabor Szabo (1966)

    • Members: (RIP: Gabor Szabo)
    • Guests: Ron Carter, Victor Pantoja (RIP: Chico Hamilton + Willie Bobo)
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1966.
    Other info on members of Gabor Szabo Group (I know up to 39 members)
    To be covered (39):Staffan Abeleen, Jan Allan, Joe Beck, Lynn Blessing, Tom Bryant, George Cables, Bruce Carter, John Clauder, Mailto Correa, Tom Coster, Sandra Crouch, John Dentz, Tony Dumas, Felix Flaco Falcon, Sherman Ferguson, Ronnie Gardiner, Mimi Gina, Hal Gordon, Joanne Grauer, Bob Harris, Louis Kabok, Jim Keltner, Greg Lee, Bobby Lyle, Peter Marshall,... up to 39 musicians.
    Cal Tjader Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Sessions, live - Cal - Chico Hamilton Tjader ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Chico Hamilton, Cal Tjader)
    • Comments: Album featuring tracks recorded in 1956 and 1957.
    Other info on members of Cal Tjader Group (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (6):Francisco Aguabella, Willie Bobo, Clare Fischer, Stan Getz, Vince Guaraldi, Cal Tjader
    Not enough info (3):Robb Fisher, Poncho Sanchez, Mongo Santamaria
    VVAA  1 RECORDINGS:
  • 3 roads to jazz - VVAA (1956)

    • Guests: Bob Enevoldsen, Herb Geller (RIP: Chico Hamilton, Marty Paich, Howard Roberts, Tommy Tedesco)
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Giants of jazz - VVAA (1963)

    • Guests: Paul Bley, Garnett Brown, Bob Bushnell, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Chuck Connors, Frankie Dunlop, Bernie Glow, Urbie Green, Tootie Heath, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Johnson, Quincy Jones, Virgil Jones, Charles Lloyd, Stu Martin, Bucky Pizzarelli, Al Porcino, Frank Rehak, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Albert Stinson, Steve Swallow, Clark Terry, Sam Woodyard, Eugene Wright (RIP: Cat Anderson, Fred Assunto, Aaron Bell, Art Blakey, Lawrence Brown, Dave Brubeck, Harry Carney, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke, Jimmy Cleveland, Al Cohn, Eddie Condon, Willie Cook, Miles Davis, Paul Desmond, Bill Doggett, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Gonsalves, Bobby Hackett, Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Jimmy Hamilton, Lionel Hampton, Roland Hanna, Arthur Harper, Johnny Hodges, Freddie Hubbard, Peanuts Hucko, J J Johnson, Clifford Jordan, Carmen McRae, Pierre Michelot, Thelonious Monk, Joe Morello, Ray Nance, Jack Nimitz, Jimmy Nottingham, Marty Paich, Oscar Pettiford, Bud Powell, Russell Procope, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Dave Schildkraut, Gene Schroeder, Arvell Shaw, Floyd Smith, Sonny Stitt, Gabor Szabo, Cedar Walton, George Wettling, Kai Winding)
    • Producer: (RIP: Cannonball Adderley, Teo Macero)
    • Comments: Compilation featuring tracks by The Dave Brubeck Quartet (with Joe Morello), Chico Hamilton, Carmen McRae, Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Quincy Jones And The All Stars, Jimmy Giuffre, Duke Ellington, Eddie Condon, Thelonious Monk, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, Bill Doggett And His Combo, J J Johnson (with Cedar Walton and Freddie Hubbard), Dukes Of Dixieland, Bud Powell Trio.
    Kitty White Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • A New voice in jazz - Kitty White (1955)

    • Guests: Laurindo Almeida, Bill Pitman, Alvin Stoller, Carlos Vidal (RIP: Georgie Auld, Larry Bunker, Red Callender, Harry ´Sweets´ Edison, Chico Hamilton, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Rowles, Gerald Wiggins)
    • Producer: (RIP: Bob Shad)
    Pinky Winters  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Lonely one - Pinky Winters (1956)


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