Chico Hamilton, Jazz Drummer And Composer, Dies At 92

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By Matt Schudel , E-mail the writer Chico Hamilton, a drummer who helped define the cool West Coast approach to jazz in the 1950s and whose innovative groups echoed the delicate intimacy of chamber music, died Nov. 25 at his home in New York City. He was 92. His publicist, April Thibeault, confirmed the death but did not know the cause. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Beginning in the 1940s, Mr. Hamilton brought a subtle, understated approach to jazz drumming that remained his signature style for seven decades.
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