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.


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Impeccable Rhythm Sections (Original Songs Remastered)Paul Chambers1


1955Bohemia After DarkKenny Clarke, “Cannonball” Adderley, Horace Silver, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Jerome Richardson & Paul Chambers4
1956Jazzmen: DetroitKenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke14
1957Kenny Drew TrioKenny Drew with Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones7
1957Chambers’ MusicPaul Chambers2
1957Paul Chambers QuintetPaul Chambers3
1957Bass on TopPaul Chambers532
1957Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 TenorsIdrees Sulieman, Webster Young, John Coltrane & Bobby Jaspar with Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers & Art Taylor5
1957Les Jazz ModesJulius Watkins, Charlie Rouse, Gildo Mahones, Ron Jefferson, Oscar Pettiford, Paul Chambers1
1957Pretty for the PeopleA.K. Salim, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Dorham, Pepper Adams, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Max Roach1
1959We ThreeRoy Haynes with Phineas Newborn & Paul Chambers5
1959GoPaul Chambers3
19601st BassmanPaul Chambers4
1960The ThumperJimmy Heath Sextet, Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers & Albert Heath3
1961Whistle StopKenny Dorham; Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones7
1965Jazz in Japan Recorded in TokyoToshiko Mariano and Her Big Band Featuring: Paul Chambers / Jimmy Cobb / Sleepy Matsumoto / Shigeo Suzuki1

Album + Compilation

1975High StepPaul Chambers, John Coltrane1
1982After HoursThad Jones, Kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Teddy Charles, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones1
1994Just FriendsCannonball Adderley & Paul Chambers1
2000The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers-Wynton Kelly Sessions 1959–61Paul Chambers & Wynton Kelly1
2003Mosaic Select 5: Paul ChambersPaul Chambers1
2004Motor City Scene: Complete RecordingsPaul Chambers & Tommy Flanagan2
2010The Latin SessionsRed Garland, Ray Barretto With Paul Chambers & Art Taylor1
2016The Complete Albums Collection 1956-1960Paul Chambers1


1955Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya / Bohemia After DarkKenny Clarke, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley, Horace Silver & Paul Chambers1
1955Spontaneous Combustion / A Little TasteJulian “Cannonball” Adderley, Nat Adderley, Hank Jones, Paul Chambers & Kenny Clarke1
1961Ping Pong Beer / November Afternoon'Philly' Joe Jones - Pepper Adams - Donald Byrd - Bill Evans - Paul Chambers - Eddie Shaughnessy - Booker Little - Mal Waldron1

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