R.I.P. Chico Hamilton


Platinum Member
Terrible news. One of the great masters.

We talk a lot about how Max played drums "melodically," but Chico was also a great innovator in this regard.

RIP, Chico.

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
I have two vinyl albums from the 50s with that man playing drums. I learned how to play brushes by playing along with that guy. I think you can see through the record!

He will be missed! Go forth, Chico!

Mike Stand

Silver Member
Almost 200 views but only 5 posts on this thread?

Chico might not have been as high profile as some other drummers but he merits more than 5 posts.

You had your own style Chico. Hats off to you and rest in peace.

Jeff Almeyda

Senior Consultant
God Bless Chico.

The list of drummers living that actually played during the big band era is shrinking every day. Very soon, that era will have no first-hand observers left. Kind of sad, when you see how much fun the era seemed to be.