Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist)
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.
Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr. (April 22, 1935 – January 4, 1969) was a jazz double bassist. A fixture of rhythm sections during the 1950s and 1960s, his importance in the development of jazz bass can be measured not only by the length and breadth of his work in this short period but also his impeccable time and intonation, and virtuosic improvisations. He was also known for his bowed solos.