Over the years. Chico Hamilton has had series of dance floor successes: from his signature song "Conquistadors" (from his El Chico album on Impulse) to the Brazilian influenced "Strut" (from his Elektra Nomad outing). which became so successful on the Northern Soul Scene that it had its own original dance!
Recently his groove has been rediscovered and re-Fuzed: from Thievery Corporation's inclusion of "For Mods Only" (from Chico's album The Dealer) on Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fito Rong Music's 12" release of "Kerry's Caravan" by Mudd & Chico Hamilton to Mark De Clive-Lowe's take on Chico's classic 60's track "El Toro" (from the impulsive! Project); Chico's stature amongst tastemakers in DJ culture is long-standing and profound.
More recently Chico has turned the tables recording his own arrangements of Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell's "Je Ka Jo" and Blaze's "Elevation". What you hold in our hands, this Alternative Dimensions of El Chico, spearheaded by SoulFeast (Brian Michel Bacchus & Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell), is a sampling of the Chico Hamilton continuum. On a musical journey soon to enter its 86th year. El Chico is soon to be rocking a dance floor near you. Be sure to hold on tight as this excursion continues because THE CONQUIS-TADOR will ride again!!
Jeffery Andrew Caddick April,2007
Executive Producer Jeffery Andrew Caddick
Produced by SoulFeast (Brian Michel Bacchus & Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell) credits released March 11, 2007
Chico Hamilton - drums Jose 'Cochise' Claussell - percussion Serge Brandao - bass Bennett Paster - keyboards Matt Smith - guitar. lap steel guitar Chistian Howe - violins Choi Fairbanks - cellos Stephanie McKay - vocals (SF Reach Edit) Wendy Starland - vocals (SF Reach Edit) Ansel Mathews - vocals (SF Reach Edit) Karen Josephson - flute solo (Yin & Yang Club) Daniel Moreno - bongo solo (Yin & Yang Club) Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell - programing and miscellaneous percussion
Produced by soulFeast (Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell & Brian Michel Bacchus) Recorded & mixed at East Side Sound. NYC. Engineered by Fran Cathcart. Mixed by Fran Cathcart, Brian Michel Bacchus & Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell
Navasha Daya - vocals Craig Alston - tenor sax James Collins - keys, bass, trumpet, euphonium, timpani& percussion Chico Hamilton - drums via sample form "Alive" from chico's joyous shout! release "Beleve"
Produced by James Collins for Blackout Studio, Inc. Recorded at the "The Lab" in Baltimore, MD. Engineered by George Brown.
arranged by Cary DeNigris. Produced by Chico Hamilton.
Recorded at Tiki Recording Studios in Glen Cove, NY. Engineered by Fred Guarino & David Merrill. Mixed by Chris Fasulo. Licensed from Koch Jazz.
Chico Hamilton - drums Albert Stinson - bass Gabor Szabo - guitar George Bohanon - trombone Charles Lloyd - flute
remix and additional production by Mark de Clive-Lowe for Melodius Productions, London. Additional instrumentation by Mark de Clive-Lowe. Vocals by Bembe Segue recorded in Auckland, NZ. Mixed by Diego Carlin in Los Angeles, CA. Assistant engineer: Jemmy Mackenzie. Licensed from The Universal Music Group
Chico Hamilton - drums Cary DeNigris - guitar Paul Ramsey - bass Evan Schwam - tenor sax Andrew Hadro - alto sax Jeremy Carlstedt - percussion
Arranged by Cary DeNigris. Produced by Chico Hamilton. Co Produced by Chris Fasulo.
Recorded & mixed at Right Track/Sound on Sound Studios in NYC. Engineered & mixed by Chris Fasulo. Assistant engineer: Alex Venguer.
I'm Still Thirsty
Chico Hamilton - drums & vocals Serge Brandao - bass Ann Dyer - background vocals Liverty Ellman - guitar Rob Burger - accordion Dende' = percussion
Produced by SoulFeast (Brian Michel Bacchus & Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell).
Engineered by Fran Cathcart. Mixed by Fran Cathcart, Brian Michel Bacchus and Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell. Recorded and mixed at Severe Sound.