Jeff Hamilton Trio at the Aliso Creek Inn Laguna Beach, Calif. 4/3/13. Jeff was blazing hot. Tamir Hendelman on piano and Christoph Luty on bass were equally awesome. After 15 gigs in 3 weeks in Europe you would think these guys would show signs of burnout. Tonight they BURNED! The place was packed and sold out. Everyone I met said Jeff is their favorite drummer. The photo is Jeff’s drums cooling off 5 minutes after the end of the gig. Jeff Hamilton is my favorite drummer! Carl Smelser.