Chico Hamilton: Ain't Nobody Calling Me


Ain't Nobody Calling Me


Chico Hamilton (drums)


Trio! Live @ Artpark (Joyous Shout JS 10011)

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Chico Hamilton (drums), Matthew Garrison (Fender bass),

Cary DeNigris (guitar)


Composed by Chico Hamilton


Recorded: Lewiston, NY, 1994


Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

One listen to this composition and I was lost in a momentary reverie, back to when "fusion" wasn't a dirty word. Monster fusion bassist Matthew Garrison does more than anchor this trio, he brings back the spirit of Jaco Pastorius and drives this trio hard. Sure, leader Hamilton holds everything together with some incredibly detailed snare work, but it's Garrison who alternately lays down the funk one minute (giving guitarist Cary DeNigris room to solo) while taking blistering bass solos the next. "Bass solos?!", you might be thinking. Yes. They're tasty, nutritious, and good for you!

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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