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.



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 Clarke2
1957Kenny Drew TrioKenny Drew with Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones3
1957Chambers’ MusicPaul Chambers2
1957Paul Chambers QuintetPaul Chambers3
1957Bass on TopPaul Chambers3
1957Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 TenorsIdrees Sulieman, Webster Young, John Coltrane & Bobby Jaspar with Mal Waldron, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers & Art Taylor4
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
1960The ThumperJimmy Heath Sextet, Nat Adderley, Curtis Fuller, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Albert Heath2
1961The Blues and the Abstract TruthBill Evans, Roy Haynes, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson, Paul Chambers, Freddie Hubbard415
19861st BassmanPaul Chambers2

Album + Compilation

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
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

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