Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist)

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A gifted double bass player, Mr Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers Jr. left us many fine contributions, either as sideman (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Sonny Rollins, ...), or in his own sessions (mainly mid 50's Blue Note).
He contributed in introducing the use of bow in jazz bass play.
Unfortunately, his taste for the booze took him at 33 years old.
Curious people probably want to start with one of the Blue Note, either Chambers Music or Whims of Chambers.

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-10 17:20 UTC.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Bohemia After Dark Kenny Clarke, “Cannonball” Adderley, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Jerome Richardson & Paul Chambers 4
1956 Whims of Chambers Paul Chambers Sextet with Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver & Philly Joe Jones 4
1956 Jazzmen: Detroit Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke 1
1957 Kenny Drew Trio Kenny Drew with Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones 2
1957 Chambers’ Music Paul Chambers 2
1957 Paul Chambers Quintet Paul Chambers 2
1957 Bass on Top Paul Chambers 3
1957 Les Jazz Modes Julius Watkins, Charlie Rouse, Gildo Mahones, Ron Jefferson, Oscar Pettiford, Paul Chambers 1
1958 We Three Roy Haynes with Phineas Newborn, Jr. & Paul Chambers 4
1959 Go Paul Chambers 3
1959 Motor City Scene Paul Chambers & Tommy Flanagan 2
1960 The Thumper Jimmy Heath Sextet, Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Albert Heath 2
1961 The Blues and the Abstract Truth Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson, Paul Chambers, Freddie Hubbard 11
2009 1st Bassman Paul Chambers 2
Pretty for the People A.K. Salim, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Dorham, Pepper Adams, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Max Roach 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Just Friends Cannonball Adderley & Paul Chambers 1
2000 The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers-Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959–61 Paul Chambers & Wynton Kelly 1
2003 Mosaic Select 5: Paul Chambers Paul Chambers 1
2016 The Complete Albums Collection 1956-1960 Paul Chambers 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya / Bohemia After Dark Kenny Clarke, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Horace Silver & Paul Chambers 1
1955 Spontaneous Combustion / A Little Taste Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Nat Adderley, Hank Jones, Paul Chambers & Kenny Clarke 1

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