Thursday, September 21, 2006
Chico Hamilton- Another Time For the Blues
Time has passed.
I was delighted by this morning's wonderful NPR feature on drummer Chico Hamilton. He turns 85 years old today. Even though he's seemingly done everything and played with everybody in the jazz world, he's too often overlooked. An extended Hamilton solo sets the off-kilter tone for this piece from 1999's Timely before Eric Person gets a chance to impress his boss.
Have you seen this this surreal footage of Tom Jones goofing around with Sly Stone? It's a mind-bendingly bad trip.
St. Louis bluesman Bennie Smith has died.