Ed Hamilton

Ed’s Contributions

11/08/11    Community Articles

Ray Barretto: How I Remember “El Watusi”

Ed Hamilton on the late percussionist and bandleader

11/07/11    Community Articles

Mose Allison: Lifesong Philosopher

Profile of singer/pianist/composer

10/31/11    Community Articles

Ramsey Lewis: Chicago’s Urban Knight

An interview by Ed Hamilton with the renowned pianist and composer

10/16/11    Community Articles

Donald Byrd: Musician, Scholar, Philosopher

Archival interview with noted trumpeter and bandleader

10/12/11    Community Articles

George Benson in Montreal: Singing with his Strings

Interview with noted guitarist and singer

09/11/11    Community Articles

Grover Washington, Jr.: Godfather of Smooth Jazz

Ed Hamilton remembers his encounters with the saxophonist from 1973

07/20/11    Community Articles

Eddie Jefferson: The Scientist of Vocalese

Ed Hamilton remembers the legacy of jazz singer Eddie Jefferson

07/08/11    Education

UCLA and Kenny Burrell: A Merger In Jazz Education

Ed Hamilton on the creation of a jazz studies department at UCLA

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About Ed Hamilton

Ed programmed jazz at KPFK and was a contributor to Ira Sabin's Radio Free Jazz (predecessor to JazzTimes), and has written on Jazz since 1969, and interviewed many significant icons of the Post-Bop era. Hopefully, my writings will help preserve the musical legacies for true jazz purists.

Ed Hamilton joined the JazzTimes community on Jul 08, 2011