JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2009 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Chico Hamilton - Rochester International Jazz Festival 2009

What a gas it was seeing Chico Hamilton play drums at 89 years of age. He was around when the hi-hat was invented. His band recaptured that 50's west coast sound, both mellow and slinky. Chico's "Original Ellington Suite" lp with Eric Dolphy is one of my favorite albums of all time and it was a real treat to see him live. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next