• 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

    Executive Producer
    Jeffery Andrew Caddick

    Produced by
    SoulFeast (Brian Michel Bacchus & Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell)
    released March 11, 2007

    Mysterious Maiden

    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

    Simple Timeless

    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.

    Je Ka Jo

    Chico Hamilton - drums
    Cary DeNigris - guitar
    Paul Ramsey- bass
    Evan Schwam - tenor sax
    Karolina Strassmayer - soprano sax.

    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.

    El Toro

    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.

    Cat# SFLP001 / JS100007
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