Then Eric emerged as one of the leaders of the new jazz of the 1960s.
The Chico Hamilton quintet spent most of the following year on the road.
In addition, they had visited New York.
While playing Birdland in New York the group alternated sets with the Miles Davis.
Also Eric played with John Coltrane.
Eric felt he had gained enough experience with Chico and legend musicians.
He moved to New York in December of 1959.
Then he joined Charles Mingus group in Greenwich Village.
From then Eric would play and record often with Mingus.
About his success and his tragically early death in 1964,I want to post at a later date.