4 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE (Drumfusion) 4 1/2 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE (Pasin' Thru)
This edition presents the complete original Chico Hamilton LP Drumfusion (Columbia CS8607), appearing here on CD for the first time ever. Also included is the only known alternate take from the session, which was only previously issued on a long out of print compilation LP. To complete this CD, Hamilton’s following album, Passin’ Thru (Impulse AS-29) had been added . It had never been released before in its entirety on a single CD and includes a second version of “Transfusion”. Both LPs feature nearly the same personnel, with Garnett Brown and George Bohanon alternating on trombone.
CHICO HAMILTON, drums CHARLES LLOYD tenor sax, flute GARNETT BROWN trombone, on 1-7 only GEORGE BOHANON trombone on 8-13) GÁBOR SZABÓ, guitar ALBERT STINSON, bass
[1-7]: New York, February 19, 1962.
(1-6) issued as Drumfusion (Columbia CS8607).
(7) issued on The Giants of Jazz (CS 8770).
Original session produced by Irving Townsend and Teo Macero.
[8-13]: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, September 18 (tracks 8-11)
& September 20 (tracks 12-13), 1962.
Bohanon also plays percussion on 10. Issued as Passin’ Thru(Impulse AS-29).
Original sessions produced by Bob Thiele.
INCLUDES 16 PAGE BOOKLET
01) One For Joan*
02) Freedom Traveler (Parts“Prayer” & Ii “Journey”)*
04) Homeward *
05) A Rose For Booker*
07) One For Joan [alternate take]*
08) Passin’ Thru
09) The Second Time Around
10) El Toro
11) Transfusion [Version #2]
12) Lady Gabor
13) Lonesome Child
TOTAL TIME: 79:18
* FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD !!!