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The Chico Hamilton Quintet

The Chico Hamilton Quintet

The Chico Hamilton Quintet

The Chico Hamilton Quintet has been played on NTS shows including Solid Steel, with Blue Sands first played on 28 July 2017.

Chico Hamilton (Foreststorn Hamilton) (September 21, 1921, Los Angeles - died Nov 25 2013) was a jazz musician.

He was born in Los Angeles in 1921 and was raised locally as the Central Avenue jazz scene was beginning to coalesce. In the 1940s, he performed with Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. He appears in the "March Milastaire" number in the film You'll Never Get Rich (1941) as part of the backing group supporting Fred Astaire. He was one of the original members...

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