Passin' Thru (Chico Hamilton album)

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Passin' Thru
Studio album by Chico Hamilton
Released February 1963[1]
Recorded September 18 & 20, 1962
Genre Jazz
Length 37:44
Label Impulse!
Chico Hamilton chronology
A Different Journey
(1962)
Passin' Thru
(1963)
Man from Two Worlds
(1963)

Passin' Thru is an album by American jazz drummer Chico Hamilton featuring performances recorded in September 1962 and released in February 1963 on the Impulse! label.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 4.5/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Drummer Chico Hamilton's debut on Impulse featured his fifth Quintet, an advanced hard bop unit that sometimes hinted a little at the avant-garde... this was a major band".[4]


Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Lloyd ecept as indicated
  1. "Passin' Thru" – 8:16
  2. "The Second Time Around" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:11
  3. "El Toro" (Chico Hamilton, Charles Lloyd, Gabor Szabo) – 4:39
  4. "Transfusion" – 2:42
  5. "Lady Gabor" (Gábor Szabó) – 13:15
  6. "Lonesome Child" – 5:41
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on September 18, 1962 (tracks 1-4) and September 20, 1962 (tracks 5 & 6)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jazz Special Merit Album". Billboard 75 (7): p. 30. 16 Feb 1963. Retrieved 16 Feb 2015. 
  2. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed March 18, 2011
  3. ^ Down Beat: May 9, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 11
  4. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 18, 2011