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Chico Hamilton (1921–2013)

Composer, conductor and drummer who formed his first band with schoolmates Ernie Royal, Charlie Mingus and Illinois Jacquet. He played in the orchestras of Lionel Hampton, Lester Young, Floyd Ray, Jim Mundy, Count Basie and Charlie Barnet. He formed a quartet with Gerry Mulligan in 1952, and then led his own quartet. Joining ASCAP in 1959, his ... See full bio »

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Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights Soundtrack
Repulsion Composer
Jazz on a Summer's Day


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 1981 By Design
 1975 Coonskin
 1975 Mr. Ricco
 1974 Confessor
 1965 Repulsion (music composed by)
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Recipient of a Jazz Masters Award from the USA's National Endowment for the Arts in 2004. See more »

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