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November 26, 2013 A linchpin of "cool" jazz in the 1950s and '60s, he assembled bands that came to be described as chamber jazz, full of unusual textures and future star talent. Hamilton, who continued performing into his ninth decade, was 92.
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Charles Lloyd performs with pianist Jason Moran in Munich in early 2013.
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March 15, 2013 Hear five tunes spanning the saxophonist's career, from '60s mysticism to modern spirituals.
December 13, 2007 Fred Katz wrote for film in Hollywood, accompanied Harpo Marx on piano and taught college anthropology, all as a high-school dropout. But that was after he played with the Chico Hamilton quintet — and brought the cello into modern jazz.
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September 21, 2006 Today is the 85th birthday of jazz drummer and legendary bandleader Chico Hamilton. He has spent seventy years behind the drum kit, performing in a wide variety of styles and jazz flavors: from big band and R&B, to funky and experimental.
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