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Paul Chambers

Dennis C. Owsley / Copyright Dennis C. Owsley

Jazz Unlimited for March 17, 2019will be “The Career of Paul Chambers.”   In his short career, bassist Paul Chambers was known for his accurate intonation, time keeping and imaginative and sometimes bowed bass solos.  In addition to long stints with Miles Davis and Wynton Kelly Trio, Chambers was in great demand during his lifetime.  This week’s show will also present him with Bill Evans, the Quincy Jones Orchestra, Sonny Clark, Hank Mobley, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Abbey Lincoln, King Pleasure, the Gil Evans Orchestra and Joe Henderson.

Dennis C. Owsley / Copyright Dennis C. Owsley

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.