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28 August 2007

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godoggo
1.

My dad has a handful of ancient Chico Hamilton records in his collection, so I grew up on that stuff. Some other alumni who I think are notable: Arthur Blythe, Gabor Szabo, John Pisano, Buddy Collette, Paul Horn.

DJA
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Indeed -- I forgot about Arthur Blythe, but you're right, he played with Chico's bands in the 1970's. And that's John Pisano on guitar in that Newport clip I posted -- that is really an unusual and brilliant guitar solo.

MSK
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Thanks for the review and the amazing clip of Hamilton from 1958. I don't know if you read any of the comments below the clip on youtube, where a few people point out Pisano's solo makes use of an Etude by Villa-Lobos (I think no. 1) for a good part of it. This is an ingenious, inspired use of this piece. I didn't know anything about Pisano so once again, thanks for sharing.

godoggo
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...and I forgot, Eric Person is another one.

DJA
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How 'bout that -- the Chopinesque chord progression is definitely borrowed from Villa-Lobos, but the strumming and the jangly electric sound give it more of a rock vibe -- makes me wonder if Johnny Greenwood has ever seen this clip.

Dan
6.

Wow! Thanks for that clip of Dolphy with Chico Hamilton, incredible. I'll always love Chico for turning me onto Gabor Szabo, whose singular guitar style I have adored ever since.

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