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Chico Hamilton: Timely

The strong young players Hamilton employs in his quartet do not override the CD’s strongest point, their leader’s compelling drumming. For all of their vigor, energy and grasp of the hippest aspects of the idiom, nothing they play is more gripping than Hamilton alone on brushes in the introduction and interludes of “Another Time for the Blues.” Modern funk dominates the album. Hamilton’s precision and clarity dominate the funk.

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