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The Career Of Paul Chambers

Apr 5, 2014

The April 6 edition of Jazz Unlimited will be “The Career of Paul Chambers.”  In his career from 1954-1969, bassist Paul Chambers participated in over 360 recording sessions.  His big sound and great time made him an invaluable player.  He was unusual because he would use the bow in some of his solos.  He is best known for his long tenure with Miles Davis, the Red Garland Trio and the Wynton Kelly Trio.  In this show, Chambers will also be heard with J.J. Johnson, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, the Gil Evans Orchestra, the Quincy Jones Orchestra, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Clark, Oliver Nelson, John Coltrane, Art Pepper, A. K. Salim, Phineas Newborn, Jr., Hank Jones, Kenny Burrell and Joe Henderson.

The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

Here is John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) and Jimmy Cobb (d) playing "On Green Dolphin Street" in Berlin in 1960.  Note the use of the bow by Chambers.