El Chico is an album by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton featuring performances recorded in 1965 for the Impulse! label.[1]

El Chico
El Chico (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1965
RecordedAugust 26 & 27, 1965
GenreJazz
Length35:37
LabelImpulse!
ProducerBob Thiele
Chico Hamilton chronology
Chic Chic Chico
(1965)
El Chico
(1965)
The Further Adventures of El Chico
(1966)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "The influences of Latin jazz, bossa nova, and the avant-garde are mixed into the unusual musical blend".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Chico Hamilton except as indicated
  1. "El Chico" - 4:06
  2. "People" (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) - 6:06
  3. "Marcheta" (Victor Schertzinger) - 4:00
  4. "This Dream" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 3:17
  5. "Conquistadores" (Willie Bobo, Chico Hamilton, Albert Stinson, Gábor Szabó, Bob Thiele) - 6:40
  6. "El Moors" - 2:22
  7. "Strange" (John La Touche, Marvin Fisher) - 4:46
  8. "Helena" - 4:20
  • Recorded in New York City on August 26 (tracks 3 & 7) and August 27 (tracks 1, 2, 4-6 & 8), 1965

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed March 25, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 25, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 92. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.