Presented here is the complete LP Chico Hamilton Quintet, featuring the leader’s outstanding quintet with Buddy Collette and Jim Hall. It contains the quintet’s first studio session (on Side A), plus their first live session, which occupied Side B of the original LP. These selections were recorded at a club named The Strollers only a few weeks after the formation of the quintet.
BUDDY COLLETTE, flute, alto & tenor sax, clarinet FRED KATZ, cello JIM HALL, guitar CARSON SMITH, bass CHICO HAMILTON, drums
SIDE A: Los Angeles, August 23, 1955. SIDE B: Live at The Strollers, Long Beach, California, August 4 & 5, 1955.
*BONUS TRACK: Same personnel. Los Angeles, February 10-13, 1956.
SIDE A: 01 A NICE DAY 02 MY FUNNY VALENTINE 03 BLUE SANDS 04 THE SAGE 05 THE MORNING AFTER 06 TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE *
SIDE B: 01 I WANT TO BE HAPPY 02 SPECTACULAR 03 FREE FORM 04 WALKING CARSON BLUES 05 BUDDY BOO