1959 The Chico Hamilton Quintet – Gongs East!

Gongs East! is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton‘s Quintet. It was recorded in 1958 and released on the Warner Bros. label. the album features some of the earliest recordings of Eric Dolphy.


1  Beyond The Blue Horizon (Leo Robin; Richard Whiting; Frank Harling) 03:06
2  Where I Live (Gerald Wilson) 04:02
3  Gongs East (Chico Hamilton) 04:50
4  I Gave My Love A Cherry (Hale Smith) 04:40
5  Good Grief, Dennis (Carson Smith) 03:05
6  Long Ago (And Far Away) (Ira Gershwin; Jerome Kern) 03:02
7  Tuesday At Two (Gerald Wilson) 02:59
8  Nature By Emerson (Fred Katz) 05:06
9  Far East (Nat Pierce) 04:01
10  Passion Flower (Billy Strayhorn) 03:01


BassWyatt Ruther
DrumsChico Hamilton
GuitarDennis Budimir
ClarinetEric Dolphy
FluteEric Dolphy
SaxEric Dolphy
CelloNathan Gershman

Liner Notes

Producer – Albert Marx

Cover – Lenora Hennessy
Design – Karen Stone
Photography – Peter James Samerjan

Recorded At Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA on December 29 & 30, 1958.