120 Seconds With Jazz Legend Chico Hamilton

In this episode of 120 Seconds by NYC’s very own Friends We Love, jazz legend Chico Hamilton opens his heart about how he met the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Helen.

Chico’s latest album, Twelve Tones of Love, takes listeners on a musical journey of his venerable career and the numerous people who have influenced it, including trombonist George Bohanon, who was in one of Chico’s classic sixties ensembles; vocalist Jose James, who studied under Chico; and multi-reedist Jack Kelso, Chico’s lifelong friend.

Free download: “Penthouse A”

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Chico Hamilton’s Twelve Tones of Love + Free Download

With his new album Twelve Tones of Love, Foreststorn ‘Chico’ Hamilton takes his listeners on a musical journey of his venerable career and the numerous people who have influenced it, celebrating his lifelong romance with music. Chico looks back not as a summation but with the past as a jumping off point to where he is now; the foundation to build off of what he has to say in the here and now.

Guest spots include trombonist George Bohanon, who was in one of Chico’s classic sixties ensembles; vocalist Jose James, who studied under Chico at The New School’s Jazz and Contemporary Music Program; and multi-reedist Jack Kelso, Chico’s lifelong friend.

Grab a free download of “Penthouse A” here.

Twelve Tones of Love is out now on Joyous Shout! More info here.