El Chico (album)  

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


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".

Track listing

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


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