Wednesday, 22 April 2015

80th birthday of Paul Chambers

(Born 22 May 1935, Pittsburgh, US)
Virtuosic bassist, composer, member of Miles Davis First Great Quintet/Sextet (1955-1963) and subject of salutary, standard compositions by varying artistic colleagues: tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, “Mr P.C.”; tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, “Paul’s Pal”; pianist Tommy Flanagan, “Big Paul”; pianist Red Garland, “Mr P. C. Blues”; drummer Max Roach, “Five for Paul”
(Paul Chambers Quartet, “John Paul Jones” (or 
“Trane’s Blues”)  [personnel: Chambers, bass; John Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Kenny Drew, piano; Philly Joe Jones, drums; recorded: Western Recorders, Los Angeles, US, 2 March 1956])
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