Paul Chambers - Episode 1From 1954 on through 1955, he gained significance touring with such musicians as Bennie Green, Paul Quinichette, George Wallington, J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding. In 1955 he joined the Miles Davis quintet, staying on with the group until 1963 and appearing on many classic albums, including Kind of Blue. One of Chambers' most noted performances was on that album's first cut, "So What," which opens with a brief duet featuring Chambers and pianist Bill Evans. He free-lanced frequently as a sideman for other important names in jazz throughout his career.
|Sepia Panorama||Jimmy Blanton||1941|
|The Theme||Paul Chambers/Miles Davis||The New Miles Davis Quintet||1955|
|Tail of the Fingers||Paul Chambers||The Whims of Chambers||1956|
|Dear Old Stockholm||Paul Chambers/Miles Davis||Round About Midnight||1956|
|You’re My Everything||Paul Chambers/Miles Davis||Relaxing||1956|
|C Jam Blues||Paul Chamber/Red Garland||Groovy||1957|
|I’m Confessin’||Paul Chambers||Bass on Top||1957|
Paul Chambers - Episode 2This podcast will continue with recordings of bassist Paul Chamber. Between 1957 and 1960 Chambers was involved in some of the most important recording sessions in jazz, including all of Miles Davis recordings, but also work with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Jackie McLean, Blue Mitchell, Lee Morgan, JJ Johnson, Sonny Rollins, Bud Powell, Art Pepper, Cannonball Adderley, and many others. These are some of Paul’s most memorable recordings that feature him in supporting and solo roles. His sound and bass lines are probably his most recognizable qualities. His improvisations feature horn-like lines; how could he not be influenced the great musicians he played with?
|Yesterdays||Paul Chambers||Bass on Top||1957|
|Blue Train||Paul Chambers/John Coltrane||Blue Train||1957|
|The Very Thought of You||Paul Chambers/Red Garland||Red Garland’s Piano||1957|
|Black Out||Paul Chambers/Red Garland||Can’t See for Lookin’||1958|
|I Got Rhythm||Paul Chambers/Cannonball Adderley||Just Friends||1959|
|So What||Paul Chambers/Miles Davis||Kind of Blue||1959|
|Someday My Prince||Paul Chambers/Miles Davis||Someday My Prince Will Come||1961|