Jazz drummers from the West Coast, whether we are talking about Shelly Manne, Mel Lewis or Chuck Flores, had few opportunities to demonstrate the whole range of their art. And the Chico Hamilton formations of the Fifties were no exception. It was only with the mixture of jazz and Latin music as performed by the new Chico Hamilton Formation in 1965 that percussionists came into the limelight.
The Hungarian Gabor Szabo and his electric guitar must surely have been the second great discovery for many jazz fans. Imbued with the adaptability and flexibility of his native land, he was even able to set his own hallmark in the field of Latin-American music.
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