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The Oatmeal Jazz Combo: Whole-Wheat Oats

Read "Whole-Wheat Oats" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The stylistic focus of The Oatmeal Jazz Combo is well-summarized by one of its song titles: “Straight-A-Head." Ever since the original members met at New York's Stony Brook University the band has shared a passion for mainstream jazz, and the chemistry they found playing together (the “oatmeal" in the group's name refers to the beige soundproofing ...

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Chico Hamilton: The Inquiring Mind

Read "The Inquiring Mind" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Chico Hamilton ci ha lasciato un affascinante testamento musicale, realizzato lo scorso anno all'età di 92 anni, qualche mese prima di morire. Il titolo del disco sottolinea la caratteristica saliente della mente del batterista e compositore: quella vivace curiosità che l'ha mantenuto spiritualmente giovane ed ha alimentato l'eclettismo del suo stile.

Chico non ...

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Chico Hamilton: Now and Then

Read "Chico Hamilton: Now and Then" reviewed by Joel Roberts







Chico Hamilton
Twelve Tones of Love
Joyous Shout
2009

The Original Chico Hamilton Quintet
Complete Studio Recordings
Fresh Sound
2009



It would be a huge understatement simply to say that ...