Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Chico Hamilton 6 July 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, Newport RI Eric Dolphy (as,fl,cl); Nathan Gershman (cel); Hal Gaylor (bass); John Pisano (gtr); Chico Hamilton (dr,vcl) 30. I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy (fl) 2:54
31. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair (cl) 2:30
32. Pottsville USA (as) 8:18
33. Blue Sands (fl) 6:03
34. Chrissie (fl, cl) 4:01
35. Nice Day (cl) 2:36
See Ed Beuker's table for extensive release info. The first three tunes were part of a radio broadcast according to S&T. The last is the haunting and hesitating piece featured in "Jazz on a Summer's Day" (New Yorker Video NYV-16590), with Eric on flute and on film. According to Simosko: "the first 2 tunes appeared on FDC(I)-1024, Pottsville USA- the best cut- hasn't been issued, and the excerpt from rehearsal in the film is from a piece called Lord Randall". The soprano clarinet on I'm Gonna Wash... is very nice, although it's only the melody with slight embellishment. There are 4 Swedish CDs from the 1958 Newport festival. The last 2 tunes appear on one of them: NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 1958, VOLUME 2: MULLIGAN IN THE MAIN (Phontastic PHONT NCD 8814). This information is from Peter Losin. He says: I know that there was a two-LP set of "highlights" from the 1958 NJF, released by CBS/Sony in Japan (40AP 2771/2), but I don't know if the Hamilton quintet is on it. As far as I know that LP hasn't been reissued as a CD. Simosko based the date of the Newport performance on Burt Goldblatt's "Newport Jazz Festival - The Illustrated History" (New York: Dial Press, 1977). Chrissie has some nice clarinet playing along with the flute, but no real solos. The samples here demonstrate some of Eric's soprano playing.
Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Chico Hamilton Quintett 22 August 1958 Los Angeles Eric Dolphy (as,fl,cl); Nathan Gershman (cel); Hal Gaylor or Wyatt Ruther (bass); John Pisano or Dennis Budimir (gtr); Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton (dr) 36. In A Mellow Tone (fl) 4:30
37. In A Sentimental Mood (as) 5:10
38. I'm a Lucky So-&-So (fl) 4:55
39. Just Sittin' & Rockin' (as) 5:10
40. Everything But You (fl) 5:05
41. Daydream (cl NS) 3:30
42. I'm Beginning to See the Light (cl NS) 4:55
43. It Don't Mean a Thing (as) 4:05
Pacific Jazz 7243 5 24567 2 7 This session was discovered by John Cobley, and was issued in 2000 on Pacific Jazz 7243 5 24567 2 7. Chico Hamilton did not remember this session, and does not understand why it was not issued in full. Here is the old listing for this before John's discovery: S&T give a release of the first tunes (that was just Sentimental Mood and I'm Beginning, originally) on Pacific Jazz 10108/S20108, and say that George Avakian produced this session. They caution that the first two titles were recorded by Hamilton without Dolphy in January 1959. Swing Journal shows the 1959 session as Pacific SPFJ-7048 (now CP32-5364, which apparently includes this Mellotone), "Ellington Suite". Tepperman had originally listed Sophisticated Lady, but this was a mistaken substitution for Mellotone. On the first two tunes, Eric does some of his straightest playing on record. Also released on King-Pacific Jazz GXF3117, GXF3140 in Japan. In a Mellotone was originally released only on Pacific Jazz DJ7485, a sampler distributed to disc jockeys. Now included in the Mosaic box set of Chico on Pacific Jazz. John speculated that the producer, Richard Bock, didn't care for Dolphy and thus arranged the rerecording with Buddy Collette and Paul Horn. Hamilton did not confirm that explanation, however. John provided the date and the personnel, saying it was Gaylor and Pisano. Hamilton said it was Ruther and Budimir.
Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Chico Hamilton Quintet 26 October 1958 Los Angeles Eric Dolphy (as,fl); Nathan Gershman (cel); Wyatt Ruther (bass); Dennis Budimir (gtr); Chico Hamilton (dr,vcl)
51. Andante 2:25
52. Modes (as) 6:32
53. Fair Weather (fl) 2:58
54. Pottsville USA (as) 5:38
55. Don's Delight (fl) 5:40
56. Under Paris Skies (as) 4:21
Warner Brothers B(S)1245, except for the last tune. W(S)1328, WM4005/WS8005 include Pottsville USA. W(S)1281, "Jazz Festival in Hi- Fi/ Near In and Far Out", with a fuzzy tenor player on the cover, WM4015/WS8015, Valiant (E)VJ104, and Warner Bros (I)POP40 contain Under Paris Skies. Modes, Pottsville, Don's Delight are on WB (F)36010  
Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Chico Hamilton Quintet with Strings 27 October 1958 Los Angeles Eric Dolphy (as,fl,bcl); Nathan Gershman (cel); Wyatt Ruther (bass); Dennis Budimir (gtr); Chico Hamilton (dr); unidentified string section; Fred Katz (arr,cond) 57. Something to Live For (fl) 3:50
58. Close Your Eyes (as) 4:36
59. Strange (as) 3:05
60. Ev'rything I've Got 2:00
61. Speak Low (bcl) 2:30
Warner Brothers B(S)1245, "with Strings Attached". The cover shows Chico manipulating marionettes of the band members, a bit telling? Close Your Eyes, Strange, Ev'rything I've Got are on WB (F)36010.  
Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Chico Hamilton Quintet 10 November 1958 American Hotel, Miami FL Eric Dolphy (fl,cl); Nathan Gershman (cel); Dennis Budimir (gtr); Wyatt Ruther (bass); Chico Hamilton (dr); Jane Morgan (vocal)
62. Sleep 1:25
63. You Do Something To Me 2:08
64. The Morning After 1:45
Sounds Great SG-8011, a compilation from this show, and video from NBC-TV, from the third Timex All-Star Jazz Show There are introductions by Bob Crosby and Hoagy Carmichael. You Do Something to Me has the Quintet accompanying Jane Morgan, a cocktail lounge singer. Eric is on flute for that tune, playing lines behind her. He also plays flute on Sleep, clarinet on The Morning After.
Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Chico Hamilton Quintet 29 and 30 December 1958 Los Angeles Eric Dolphy (as,fl,cl,bcl); Nathan Gershman (cel); Wyatt Ruther (bass); Dennis Budimir (gtr); Chico Hamilton (dr) 65. Beyond the Blue Horizon (fl) 3:04
66. Where I Live (fl) 3:59
67. Gongs East (bcl) 4:48
68. I Gave My Love a Cherry (cl,fl) 4:40
69. Good Grief Dennis (cl) 3:08
70. Long Ago and Far Away (cl) 2:58
71. Tuesday at Two (as) 2:57
72. Nature by Emerson (as) 5:04
73. Far East (fl) 4:03
74. Passion Flower (as) 3:19
"Gongs East!", Discovery DS-831. The original release is Warner Brothers W(S)1271. Also WEP 6005 and WSEP 2005, WB (F)LPW-1517, WB (J)P-6093-W. Passion Flower is on FM-063. Beyond, Nature, Tuesday, Gongs East, Far East and Passion Flower are on WB (F)36010.  
Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Chico Hamilton Quintet 4 February 1959 Los Angeles Eric Dolphy (as); Nathan Gershman (cel); Wyatt Ruther (bass); Dennis Budimir (gtr); Chico Hamilton (dr)
75. More than You Know 5:43
76. Newport News 4:38
77. Miss Movement 2:15
WB (G)WB56239 and WB (I)POP37, and Atl WS4671 Miss Movement is a Dolphy composition.
  Paul Horn (as); Eric Dolphy (as,fl,bcl); William "Buddy" Collette (ts); Bill Green (bars); unknown (pno); Nathan Gershman (cel); Wyatt Ruther (bass); Dennis Budimir (gtr); Chico Hamilton (dr,vcl)

78. She's Funny That Way
79. The best things in life are free
80. I Don't Know Why
81. Where or When

Warner Brothers W(S)1344, "The Three Faces of Chico". Also WEP 6014 and WSEP 2014, WB (F)LPW1512, WB E(S)D1344-1. Swing Journal also lists the tunes Happy Little Dance, Trinkets, No Speak No English Man, but these are without Eric, apparently drum solos. not in my collection
Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Chico Hamilton Quintet 19 May 1959 Los Angeles Eric Dolphy (as,fl,bcl,cl); Nathan Gershman (cel); Wyatt Ruther (bass); Dennis Budimir (gtr); Chico Hamilton (dr) 82. Truth 3:08
83. Opening (as) 1:39
84. Fat Mouth (as) 3:01
85. Theme for a Starlet (fl) 2:46
86. Little Lost Bear 1:48
87. Champs Elysees (as) 2:32
88. Lost in the Night (as) 3:18
89. Frou Frou (as) 3:19
90. Lullaby for Dreamers 2:59
Sesac Repertory N2901/2902 according to S&T and Swing Journal, Jazz Vault 111 according to Simosko, and Vogue JL-67, "That Hamilton Man" according to Hery. Swing listed a tune called Dreamy Little Theme, which is called Pretty Little Theme on FSCD-1004, with cello and guitar only. Now available as "Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring Eric Dolphy" on Fresh Sound Records FSCD-1004. Truth and Opening are on Sesac Repertory AD45. Frou Frou is on AD72 and JV116.  
Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Chico Hamilton Quintet 20 May 1959 Los Angeles Eric Dolphy (fl,bcl); Nathan Gershman (cel); Ralph Pena (bass); Dennis Budimir (gtr); Chico Hamilton (dr) 91. Cawn Pawn 2:31
92. Lady E (fl) 2:40
Sesac Repertory N2901/2902 and Jazz Vault 111, AD45, and Vogue JL67. Now on Fresh Sound FSCD-1004 (see above). Lady E is attributed to Dolphy, and is an interesting composition, with some abrupt transitions between themes.
Chico Hamilton Quintet late October 1959 Los Angeles Eric Dolphy (fl,bcl); Nathan Gershman (cel); Ron Carter (bass); Dennis Budimir (gtr); Chico Hamilton (dr)     Simosko reports that Carter told him that this band recorded for Warner Bros. but that it was "so far out they never issued it."