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Chico Hamilton (Foreststorn Hamilton)

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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA
Composer, conductor and drummer who formed his first band with schoolmates Ernie Royal, Charlie Mingus and Illinois Jacquet. He played in the orchestras of Lionel Hampton, Lester Young, Floyd Ray, Jim Mundy, Count Basie and Charlie Barnet. He formed a quartet with Gerry Mulligan in 1952, and then led his own quartet. Joining ASCAP in 1959, his popular-instrumental compositions include "Morning After" and "Theme from Gerald McBoing Boing". Read more...

Actor

Character: Drummer - one of the Delta Rhythm Boys

You'll Never Get Rich 1941

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Character: Himself

Cool and Groovy 1956

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Character: Himself - Jazz Drummer / Bandleader

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014

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Character: Himself - Chico Hamilton Quintet

Sweet Smell of Success 1957

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Composing