Chico Hamilton (1921–2013)

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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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Repulsion Composer
Boogie Nights Soundtrack
A Study in Terror Soundtrack
Coonskin Composer


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 2020/I The Photograph (performer: "Chicago Boy") / (writer: "Chicago Boy")
 2017 Wonder Wheel (writer: "Drums West")
 2015 Fresh Dressed (Documentary) (performer: "Conquistadores") / (writer: "Conquistadores")
 1997 Boogie Nights (writer: "Jazz Theme From Sweet (The Sage)" - as C. Hamilton)
 1989 Who Shot Pat? (performer: "Mallet Ballet") / (writer: "Mallet Ballet")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) (performer: "Walkin' Shoes")
 1965 A Study in Terror (performer: "Distese Brumose")
 1965 Repulsion (performer: "Seduzione Al Buio")
 1959 Jazz on a Summer's Day (Documentary) (performer: "Blue Sands")
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich (performer: "March Milastaire (A-Stairable Rag)" - uncredited)
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Album: "Three Faces of Chico" (Warner Bros.) See more »

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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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