Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers Quintet (Gatefold) (37141)

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Paul Chambers Quintet (Gatefold)

Paul Chambers

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LP 8,25 €

THE FRANCIS WOLFF COLLECTION

LIMITED EDITION

DELUXE GATEFOLD SLEEVE

180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

The importance in jazz of bassist Paul Chambers (1935-1969) can be measured not only by the extent of his work, but also by his impeccable timekeeping and intonation, and virtuosic improvisations. Chambers recorded about a dozen albums as a leader or co-leader, and as a sideman, notably as the anchor of trumpeter Miles Davis’s “first great quintet” (1955–63) and with pianist Wynton Kelly (1963–68). It is believed that his addictions to heroin and alcoholism contributed to his health problems. He died of tuberculosis at the early age of 33. Presented here is his album Paul Chambers Quintet, which finds him in the company of such costars as Donald Byrd, Clifford Jordan, Tommy Flanagan and Elvin Jones.

PERSONNEL:

  • DONALD BYRD, trumpet
  • CLIFFORD JORDAN, tenor sax
  • TOMMY FLANAGAN, piano
  • PAUL CHAMBERS, bass
  • ELVIN JONES, drums

Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, May 19, 1957.

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS (A4, B4):
  • Horace Silver (p), Kenny Burrell (g on A4 only), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d). Hackensack, New Jersey, September 21, 1956.
  • From Paul Chambers’ LP Whims of Chambers (Blue Note BLP 1534).

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01 MINOR RUN-DOWN
  • 02 THE HAND OF LOVE
  • 03 SOFTLY, AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE
  • 04 WHIMS OF CHAMBERS (*)
  • SIDE B
  • 01 FOUR STRINGS
  • 02 WHAT’S NEW?
  • 03 BEAUTEOUS
  • 04 TALE OF THE FINGERS (*)