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Document Details


Title: Chico Hamilton
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Collection: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Description: Chico Hamilton is a jazz drummer, composer and band leader. Born September 21 [1921] in Hollywood, he began playing drums as a youth growing up in Los Angeles. Hamilton has had a long tenure with Lena Horne, has also played with Tony Bennett among others. One of his trademarks is his brush-technique. Hamilton continues to record and perform.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/chcat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hamilton, Chico, 1921-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 21-Sep-1921
Speaker place of birth: Los Angeles, CA; California; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Jazz musician
Age at speaking: 75
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 20-Dec-1996
Interviewer: Ridley, Larry, 1937-
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; History; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jazz scene; Music history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024704-26405