Jon Hammond Sit Down Interview With Chico Hamilton Jazz Drummer Extraordinaire

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Drummer, Bandleader, NEA Jazz Master Award Recipient CHICO HAMILTON on HammondCast KYOU Radio, excerpted from interview by Jon Hammond, organist and host of HammondCast Show 7 mornings a week on KYOU. ©2008 *Info: http://www.HammondCast.com Jon’s MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jonhammondshow Visit Chico’s MySpace site: http://www.myspace.com/chicohamilton


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9/11/2016 — SFO International Airport is lit up in the Red White and Blue tonight in honor of and tribute to 9/11 folks, god bless the souls of those lost – Jon Hammond

*Note: Flight UA 93 was destined to SFO:
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“United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by four Al-Qaeda terrorists on board, as part of the September 11 attacks. It crashed into a field near the Diamond T. Mine in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, near Indian Lake and Shanksville, during an attempt by the passengers and crew to regain control, killing all 44 people aboard including the four hijackers. No one on the ground was injured. The aircraft involved, a Boeing 757–222, was flying United Airlines’ daily scheduled morning domestic flight from Newark International Airport in New Jersey to San Francisco International Airport in California.”…
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FA Robert Fangman: “Flight attendant Robert Fangman, as well as two passengers (Peter Hanson and Brian David Sweeney), made phone calls from GTE airphones in the rear of the aircraft. Airphone records also indicate that Garnet Bailey made four phone call attempts, trying to reach his wife.[18][19]

Fangman called a United Airlines office in San Francisco at 08:52, and spoke with Marc Policastro. Fangman reported the hijacking and said that the hijackers were likely flying the plane. He also said that both pilots were dead and that a flight attendant was stabbed.[11] After a minute and 15 seconds, Fangman’s call was disconnected.[18] Policastro subsequently made attempts to contact the aircraft’s cockpit using the Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) message system.”…

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From Jon Hammond Archive, Jon’s pictures taken of surviving and then present (2004) NEA Jazz Master legends, many from this list including Horace Silver, Louis Bellson, Anita O’Day, Ron Carter, Cecil Tayloar, Frank Foster, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Hank Jones and many more, enjoy!
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Chico Hamilton obituary by John Fordham – “Highly individual American drummer, bandleader and jazz visionary who toured with Lena Horne in the 1950s”

John Fordhams’s Chico oibt: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/26/chico-hamilton :

“A hundred years into its evolution, jazz incorporates ethnic and European classical instruments, drum machines and DJs spinning decks. A half-century or so ago, hardware habits were more cut and dried. A jazz big band had trumpets, trombones, saxes and a rhythm section. A small band had a rhythm section, a sax and trumpet, with maybe a guitar or a vibraphone. One that featured a (very quiet) guitarist, a flute or clarinet, a cellist, and a drummer who preferred mallets to sticks seemed a strange beast in the jazz forest.

But the groups of the American drummer Chico Hamilton, who has died aged 92, did feature such instrumentation and, contrary to the jazz orthodoxies of the 1950s, they were for a time runaway successes. Hamilton led west coast bands in that decade that came close to the popular acclaim of the area’s biggest jazz stars, Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan. He also provided opportunities for many newcomers who became formidable musicians, including the saxophonists Eric Dolphy, Charles Lloyd and Arthur Blythe, and the guitarists Jim Hall, Gábor Szabó, Larry Coryell and John Abercrombie.

Some listeners regarded Hamilton’s attempts to adapt a musical formula to the marketplace as wasting the improvisational talents of his creative partners. His early work was rarely given its proper due and it was only relatively recently that he came to be recognised as a completely distinctive drum school all to himself – a superb instrumentalist with a highly individual sound, a talented bandleader and a jazz visionary who believed the music could tap a far broader range of resources than it usually did. Hamilton once described the drums as “very melodic … Very soft, graceful in motion as well as sound; a sensuous, feminine instrument.”

Hamilton played on the soundtrack to the film Sweet Smell of Success (1957); appeared in Bert Stern’s famous 1958 Newport festival jazz documentary Jazz on a Summer’s Day; and went on to work with musicians from many different backgrounds who had either studied with him or admired his achievements – including the former Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman and the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

He was born Foreststorn Hamilton in Los Angeles and went to the city’s Jefferson high school, where his contemporaries included the saxophonist Dexter Gordon. He rehearsed with many of the star pupils taught by the school’s famous jazz teacher, Sam Browne.

Hamilton’s models were the swing drummers Jo Jones and Sonny Greer, and when he left school he worked with the swing celebrities Lionel Hampton, Lester Young and Duke Ellington. But during the four years he then spent with the US army, jazz was turned on its head by the bebop revolution. The sound of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie may have dominated bop, but the underpinnings had radically changed too – jazz drumming was now more nervy, unpredictably accented, sometimes as busy as a permanent solo.

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Hamilton avoided mimicking the brittle sound of the bop drummers, though he liked their rhythmic adventurousness. He began to evolve a personal style that gave a boppish edge to the four-square sound of swing drumming, without obliterating the subtle “talking” sonorities of drums. Discharged in 1946, Hamilton briefly joined Jimmy Mundy, but when his band fetched up, workless, in Salt Lake City, Hamilton went home to LA.

Already recognised as a fine big-band drummer, he worked for Charlie Barnet, briefly replaced Jones in Count Basie’s orchestra and became the house drummer at Billy Berg’s, one of the most celebrated west coast clubs. But between 1948 and 1955, Hamilton’s most regular assignment was accompanying the singer Lena Horne. In 1952, on leave from a Horne tour, Hamilton began playing in the first version of Mulligan’s pianoless quartet with Baker. He also played drums in the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby movie Road to Bali (1952), worked with the saxophonists Gordon and Wardell Gray, and with the singers Billy Eckstine, Nat “King” Cole and Sammy Davis Jr. He played at Billie Holiday’s Carnegie Hall concert and on her album Lady Sings the Blues (both in 1956), but also struck out on his own.

The 50s Chico Hamilton Quintets, immensely popular in their day, have received mixed reactions since. Their use of strings could veer toward restaurant-soundtrack blandness, and sometimes bogged down the improvisations of an A-list of frontline soloists (including the obliquely imaginative guitarist Hall and the underrated saxophonist Buddy Collette). But in their exploration of fresh compositional ideas, subtlety of percussion texture, unusual instrumentation and understated swing, they were in some ways more quintessential distillations of west coast cool jazz than the music of Mulligan and Baker. Fred Katz, who had studied with Pablo Casals, became the quintet’s cellist.

Hamilton toughened up the group’s whispering sound in 1960, becoming bluesier and more vigorous, abandoning the cello and bringing in the trombonist Garnett Brown and a Coltranesque saxophonist, Lloyd. But by 1966 Hamilton was back to touring with Horne – though this time with a nucleus of his own band, including Szabó. He then formed Chico Hamilton Productions in among them one for Roman Polanski’s Repulsion, and jingles for the advertising industry.

The rise of jazz-rock and fusion music in the 1970s led the constantly inquisitive Hamilton to investigate new sounds, with the saxophonist Arnie Lawrence remaining an anchor in the band while Hamilton brought in powerful newcomers such as Coryell. In 1975, he formed his Players band, including Blythe’s soulful saxophone and the trombonist Steve Turre.

Through the 1980s Hamilton stayed on the road, and the Players group became Euphoria in 1987, with the addition of the guitarist Cary DeNigris. In 1994 Julian Benedikt made the documentary Chico Hamilton: Dancing to a Different Drummer and, in 2001, the indefatigable Hamilton brought back Blythe, Turre and others for a Euphoria reunion.

In 2001 Hamilton named a moving session – including Blythe, Turre and Watts – after his late son, Foreststorn. That year he played a packed Lincoln Centre with Euphoria in a show entitled My Funny Valentine: A Tribute to Chico Hamilton, and he sustained a stream of records throughout the decade. Four releases on the new Joyous Shout! label in 2006, to celebrate his 85th birthday, mixed fairly routine funky jazz with typical bursts of audacity (such as his jazz account of the Who’s The Kids Are Alright), and he composed for and played with an expanded ensemble for the Twelve Tones of Love session in 2009. The following year he began weekly rehearsals in his New York apartment with Euphoria for the album Revelation. The recording turned out to be a dynamic set for a jazz artist of any age, let alone a drummer of 90. It was an energetically affectionate reminder of the many styles he had mastered and transformed – from swing to sambas, bebop, rock and funk.

Hamilton is survived by his daughter, Denise, his brother Don, one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters. His wife, Helen, and his brother Bernie, an actor who starred in Starsky and Hutch, both died in 2008.

• Chico (Foreststorn) Hamilton, drummer, born 20 September 1921; died 25 November 2013 ”

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Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
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Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse
Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht).

27. März 2013
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Iconic jazz and blues keyboardist and television/music radio show host and producer (CBS’s “Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide” on KYCY 1550 AM) Jon Hammond writes us: “Nothing like riding the old S-Bahn with my Briggs & Riley Travelware.” We do love hearing from you, Mr. Hammond. Happy travels on tour and keep on tinkling those ivories!!

Musician and media personality Jon Hammond in Frankfurt photographing his Briggs & Riley bags.

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Jon Hammond Band​ – Czechoslovakian Salsa Song by Jon Hammond (organ) Video Tino Pavlis

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Best Party of The Year! Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse​ Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller​ Tuesday April 5th 2016 celebrating 30 years
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Suzuki “The Name You Know” – Kartoffel – Breakfast of Champions (and lunch and dinner)!

Dankeschön Philipp for the Audio – and my favorite old Peavey Bass Amp!

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Millbrae CA — Mom’s Tofu House rocks!

I’ll definitely be going back to Mom’s! – Jon Hammond
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JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German *Jon is currently Host of daily CBS radio program HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550AM 7 days a week. *Performing in Hospitals, Nursing Homes & Prisons every month in addition to concerts world-wide. *Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. *TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite.
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