Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Chico Hamilton
NEW YORK (AP) — Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton, an influential jazz drummer and bandleader who was an architect of the West Coast cool jazz style and was known for discovering young talent, has died. He was 92.
His publicist, April Thibeault, said Hamilton died Monday night of natural causes at his home in New York.
Hamilton recorded more than 60 albums as a bandleader, beginning in the 1950s, and also appeared in and scored films. He was saluted as a Living Jazz Legend by the Kennedy...