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Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers
Born: Apr 22, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA
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Died: Jan 4, 1969 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: One of the top bassists of 1955-1965, Paul Chambers was among the first in jazz to take creative bowed solos (other than Slam Stewart, who hummed along with his bowing). He grew up in Detroit, where he was part of the fertile local jazz scene. After touring with Paul Quinichette, Chambers went to New ...Read full biography
Bass on Top
Released: 1957
Label: EMI Music Distribution
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Bass on Top is another thoroughly engaging set of straight-ahead, mainstream jazz from Paul Chambers. The bassist leads a quartet comprised of guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Hank Jones, and drummer Art ...Read full review
Paul Chambers Quintet
Released: 1957
Label: EMI Music Distribution
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Recorded at a single session on May 19, 1957, the simply titled Quintet features one of bassist Paul Chambers' rare outings as a bandleader, and it teams him with Detroiters Donald Byrd (trumpet), Tommy ...Read full review
More Paul Chambers albums: Main Albums (7), Compilations (7)